To help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, public access to the Eaddy Building has been restricted as of March 12, 2020. The front door is closed to all visitors. Our entrance gate will be open during normal business hours but will be closed during the evenings and on weekends.
Until further notice, our labs will be operating under reduced staffing. Although longer than normal sample turnaround times may be expected, we are accepting all routine client samples (soil, nematode, plant, waste, solution and soilless media) except waste samples covered by the NCDEQ waiver on liquid animal waste . Waste codes covered by the NCDEQ waiver are for lagoon liquid (ALS, ALF, ALP and ALO) and slurry (LSD, LSB, LSS and LSO). ?Diagnostic samples for all labs will continue to be prioritized for fast turnaround time.
Clients can continue to pick up supplies and drop off samples identified as essential on our loading dock during normal business hours.? We will be happy to invoice clients for sample fees, but payment must be received prior to the release of a report. By taking these measures, we hope to maintain the functionality of our labs to meet the essential needs of NC agriculture while at the same time provide a safe work environment for our employees.