Professional Consulting Services
A & L Western Agricultural Laboratories offers many consulting services. These services include agronomic training seminars, field consultations and individual training in soil science, plant nutrition, and water management.
Labor and Consultation Fees
Fees for field sampling and consultation range from $30.00 to $70.00 per hour and may be arranged on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. Vehicle mileage is $0.52 per mile.
Special Fee Considerations
Professional discounts are available for certain test packages. All fees are subject to change without notice. Additional sample preparation charges may be applied when samples are of an unusual nature. Rush samples may be subject to additional charges. Other tests, analytical combinations not listed, or volume based rates are available on request. Reports sent to additional addresses or issuance of duplicates of reports previously sent will be charged at $3.00 per report.
It is important to follow correct sampling, handling and shipping procedures. Our analysis is only representative of the sample submitted. Provide complete instructions for test to be performed and when possible, provide expected levels or label claims.
Sample Holding and Disposal
Samples are held for varying lengths of time depending on their stability and the amount of storage space required. All samples will be held a minimum of two weeks after results are reported. Samples which require a special means of disposal, will be returned after analysis at the clients expense. There will be a $5.00 minimum charge for returning samples and/or containers.
Results questioned by the client will be re-assayed upon request. No charge will be made unless re-assay confirms the original results.
All work will be performed in confidence. Results are released only to the client or his/her designated agent. Confidentiality agreements will be provided and executed upon request.
Terms are net 30 days for established accounts. Interest on unpaid balances will be charged at the maximum rate allowable by law. Accounts over 60 days past due will lose all applicable discounts. Accounts over 90 days past due will be turned over for collection. The client will be liable for all collection charges incurred. Accounts are established for clients who routinely send in samples for analysis. If you do not meet this criteria or do not have an established account, payment should be included when samples are submitted. For your convenience, we accept Visa and Mastercard as payment for services rendered.
Special Reporting Procedures
Facsimile Reporting: Reports and other documents can be sent by FAX at no additional charge.
Computer Telecommunications: Results of analyses are available in various formats. Contact the laboratory for additional information.
Overnight Letter: Overnight delivery service to most locations in the world is available through Federal Express, UPS or other carriers. Charges will be billed to the client.
Customized Forms: Results of most analyses can be printed on custom report forms. Form design service is available. Contact the laboratory for details and cost.
Warranty and Limits of Liability
Our warranty is limited to the accuracy of the analyses of the samples as received. We assume no responsibility for the purposes for which the client uses the test results, nor liability for any other warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of fitness for particular purpose or for the merchantability made by the client. These terms and conditions shall supersede any conflicting terms and conditions stated on any purchase order, or other order for work submitted.