Below is a list of some of our quality services that we offer.
GMS Laboratories, Inc. offers the quality and experience of a chemist and trained laboratory technicians. Georgia Steffen, owner and operator of GMS, has intensive training as a medical laboratory technician. This enables GMS to treat all samples with the accuracy and precision of a medical laboratory, guaranteeing the most profitable results for clients. Georgia Steffen also offers more than 25 years experience in soil testing as manager of GMS Laboratories, Inc.
Accurate Soil Testing
GMS Laboratories, Inc. takes pride in its quality control programs. To guarantee accurate results, internal quality is maintained by checking soil and chemical standards after every tenth unknown sample and by retesting no less than 4% of all unknown samples.
GMS is a member of the Illinois Soil Testing Association, participating in all its accreditation and split sample programs. Its uniquely trained staff uses only testing methods that are recognized and approved by University of Illinois and the North Central Regional Soil Testing Committee.
Grid Pattern Sampling
An accurate soil test is only as good as the sample taken. Therefore, GMS’s field crew use ATVs equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and maintains the highest quality sampling procedures.
Computerized Color Maps
GMS Laboratories, Inc. offers field maps that are easy to read and understand. Each field map shows the total field measurements, building sites, and waterways. Clients receive a separate map for each tested parameter ( pH, P, K). GMSs maps are VRT compatible.
Realizing that each producer has a specific set of needs, GMS Laboratories, Inc. helps its clients choose from a complete line of fertility management packages.
Agronomic Consulting and Scouting
GMS Laboratories, Inc. offers the services of a Staff Agronomist and a Certified Crop Advisor who are able to consult on fertility, pest management, and other agronomic concerns for the benefit of its clients. GMS will also offer crop scouting for those who need it.