AgSource Laboratories Offers Free Gap Water Sample Pick-Up
Bonduel, Wis. – Following a successful 2016 pilot-program, AgSource Laboratories is pleased announce the start of the 2017 free GAP water sample pick-up route. In cooperation with the UW Hancock Agricultural Research Station and the Antigo WPVGA Office AgSource will be sample drop sites.
“We are grateful to the Hancock Research Station for allowing AgSource to use their office for our pick-up route again this summer,” notes Eric Helms, AgSource Laboratories VP of Laboratory Management. “And I’m happy to be able to once again offer this convenient option for growers to submit their water samples.”
Note: Because of the 30 hour maximum sample hold time, water samples should be taken no earlier than 6 AM for pick-up the same day.
Pick up Options
During business hours, at days listed below by location, sterile bottles and sample forms can be picked up and dropped off at the following
UW Hancock Ag Research Station,
N3909 County Rd V, Hancock, WI 54943. Supplies will be located on an AgSource mini fridge inside the Main Office door on the first floor landing.
Scheduled Monday mornings (Added pick up Tues and Thursday mornings while petiole tissue samples are being taken too)
Antigo WPVGA Office
700 5th Ave, Antigo, WI 54409
Supplies will be located on an AgSource mini fridge on the 3rd floor WPVGA main office.
Scheduled Wednesdays beginning July 19th.
3700 Downwind Dr., Marshfield, WI 54449
AgSource Laboratories will have pick-up on Mondays at 8:30 AM from May to October on the dates listed below. Call AgSource at 715-898-1402 with questions about the van route.
Cost of Water Analysis
To meet the new audit testing requirements, growers will need both total coliform and e coli tests with results that actually count the bacteria colonies. The cost for both total coliform and e coli tests is $30.00 per sample. Growers will be billed after samples are analyzed.
If you have any questions, please contact AgSource Laboratories, [email protected], and 715-898-1402.