National Chung Hsing University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Soil Survey and Testing Center

About Us

We are:    
1. An institute with ISO 17025 Accredited Testing Laboratory accredited by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF).
2. An institute with a laboratory accredited by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA).
3. An institute assigned by the Agriculture and Food Agency for fertilizer testing.
About Soil Survey and Testing Center    
In 1950, in the collaboration between National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) and Michigan State University (MSU) (USA), Dr. Ray L. Cook from MSU suggested NCHU should have its own institute for soil survey and testing. According to Dr. Cook’s suggestion and after careful planning and preparation, Soil Survey and Testing Center (SSTC) was then found in 1962 and affiliated by the Department of Agricultural Chemistry (now is the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences), NCHU. After many years of research, outreach, and customer service, the potential and capability of developing national agricultural and food safety of SSTC had been recognized by the government, and therefore SSTC was officially affiliated with College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at NCHU, which was approved by the Ministry of Education in 1980.
SSTC has been committed to providing an excellent testing quality for the customers since its establishment. The testing samples of SSTC include not only soil, fertilizer, plant, growing media, but also environmental samples such as water and industrial wastes. Over the past decade, SSTC has also targeted to the testing for vegetables, fruits, rice, etc. to keep food safe from farm-to-table for the customers. Recently, the increase of general public concern about food safety and environmental health warrants further research and development of SSTC to continue providing quality assured testing service and safety advice for the customers.
Our Mission
To provide professional and reliable soil, water, fertilizer, plant, etc. testing service and improving agricultural sustainability and environmental quality, and to draw public attention to food safety. To carry out our mission, we strive to learn from our customers’ feedback, refine the training program to improve our employees’ career trajectories and implement social responsibility.
Contact Us
Address: 145 Xingda Rd., South Dist., Taichung City 402, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Telephone: +886-4-2284-0376