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PROCESSING TIME

We have the ability to process 1,000 samples every day! Majority of the time within 24-48 hour turn around.

LARGEST POTATO & ONION LAB

Western Laboratories is known for being one of the worlds largest potato and onion testing laboratories! 

BUSY SUMMER HOURS

During our summer months, our lab runs 24 hours a day! We have our day crew that run each sample, then our night crew comes in and stays until early morning prepping thousands of samples for the next day! 

About Us

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JOHN P. TABERNA

Western Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1973 by John P. Taberna. He is the owner and Soil Scientist. With more than 50 years in the soil industry, John is well versed in knowledge of how to best help our customers. Western Laboratories has been a voluntary participant in the American Society of Agronomy Soil Proficiency Exchange Program since 1978. We were among the first of four laboratories to participate!  

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TOP OF THE LINE

Here at Western Laboratories we pride ourselves in top of the line testing for our customers. Our technicians are highly trained and understand the importance of sample integrity. Every sample is treated with utmost care and will be tested by the best instruments we can provide!  

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WIDE VARIETY OF TESTING

Check out our testing page to see what our lab can offer you. We specialize in providing information about the chemical, physical and biological properties of soils. We process 50.000 soil, 12.000 plant tissue samples, 3,000 feed samples, 500 manure samples, 16,000 nematode samples and 1,500 disease samples per year from over 6.000 customers! Each year these number increase and it's all thanks to our awesome customers.