10 Frequently Asked
1. What part of the plant should I sample?
We can provide sampling guides and information on a wide
array of crops (check out our on-line guides).
2. How much sample do you need?
Plant tissue (See
plant tissue guideline)
Soil: 500 grams (See
soil sampling guideline)
Water: 250 mls (See
Water Sampling guideline)
3. Do I need to refrigerate my samples?
Plant: Samples should not be allowed to dry out. If you
are unable to get the samples to the lab the same day, then they should be refrigerated.
Water: Samples should always be kept cool in transport
to the lab.
Soils: Refrigerate only those samples that will be taken
in for Nematode testing.
4. How should I ship my samples?
Plant: Samples should be shipped in paper bags and if
you are shipping across country please use express
shipping to ensure sample freshness. Please do not use
plastic or zip-lock bags, tissue samples tend to acquire
Soil: Soils can be shipped in zip-lock or paper bags.
However, if the soils are moist, please use zip-lock as
paper bags tend to dissolve. Also, please use packing
material to keep samples in place.
Water: Please use plastic containers and place water
bottles in zip-lock bags in case leakage at the cap
5. How early/late can samples be dropped off?
Company office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Samples
may be dropped off at 7 a.m. Please call for any samples
to be dropped off after 5 p.m. We do provide a locked
drop-box in the back parking lot and a key may be
provided to you. We also have sample drop locations in
Hanford and Selma as well as staff, out in various
locations everyday, who may be able to meet you out in
the field. Please call for further information
6. Do you provide bags, bottles and labels?
Yes! Paper bags, bottles and labels can be picked up at
our laboratory or we can ship them to you. Call in
advance for large orders.
If you chose to use your own water bottles, it is okay
to use plastic drinking water bottles but, please
refrain from using soda and juice bottles.
7. When will I receive my results?
Plant: 1 working day
Soil: 2 working days
Water: 1 working day
We guarantee results in 5 business days.
8. Who can I talk to about my results?
JMLord, Inc. can provide agronomic consultation and/or
laboratory staff can answer analysis questions you may
9. What report formats are available?
JMLord, Inc. can provide specialized reporting services
as well as an array of pre-existing formats from which
you may chose. Reports can be mailed, faxed and
10. Can I get a discount?
Discounts are decided on a volume and test package
basis. Please call for further details (559) 268-9755.