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Set up an escrow account to avoid delay in processing of agronomic samples

The Agronomic Division charges a fee for laboratory analysis of plant tissue, waste, source water, nutrient solutions, soilless media and soil (heavy metals analysis and nematode assay only). When these samples arrive without payment, they cannot be processed. The client must be contacted and invoiced. The samples are set aside until payment is received.

Clients can help prevent these delays by calling the division, setting up an escrow account and keeping an adequate balance on hand. This is the most convenient form of payment for clients and for the division. Clients who choose not to establish an escrow account are urged to pay by check. The use of cash is not advisable since sample shipments may be left unattended on the Agronomic Division’s loading dock during nonbusiness hours.

Use bar-code labels to track arrival of agronomic sample shipments

Clients who want to know when their soil (and/or other agronomic) samples arrive at the laboratory should use bar-coded address labels available from the Division’s Web site www.ncagr.gov/agronomi. Just follow the links to print the desired number of labels, and tape one to the outside of each package of samples. When packages arrive at the lab, they will be scanned and the client will receive an e-mail notification of their arrival.

For more, contact or visit the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division:
Physical Address—4300 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh NC 27607- 6465
Mailing Address—1040 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1040
Phone—(919) 733-2655
Web site—www.ncagr.gov/agronomi

 

NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047