Everglades Soil Testing Laboratory - ESTL

The Everglades Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) was established in 1938 to address plant nutrient deficiency problems that were repeatedly observed in vegetable production. This lab is one of 2 University of Florida Soil Testing Labs. The other lab is in Gainesville where soil testing is done on mineral/sandy soils.

Sugarcane DRIS Calculator   

The DRIS Calculator is available to download (40KB zip). This is an Excel spreadsheet that converts sugarcane leaf nutrient concentrations into DRIS indices which provides additional information about nutrient balance.


Sample submission guidelines - English

Sample submission guidelines - Spanish

Soil sample processing form

ESTL Staff:

Contact Information:

Rani Ramlakhan

ESTL Phone:  561-993-1571

Mailing and Physical Address:

Everglades REC / ESTL

3200 East Palm Beach Road

Belle Glade, FL  33430