920 Samoa Blvd, Ste 217, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 633-8885

How it Works

Lab Testing

First, you must select which type of test you wish to perform.

Imperial Analytics offers agriculture soil and water testing. Submit your samples directly to Imperial Analytics in Arcata, Ca.

DBS is still offering pest identification and disease diagnosis as well as treatment options for any positive diagnosis.

Get a general “Diagnostic” for when you just can’t figure out what you have, or you want a professional second opinion to your cultivator’s best guess. 

If you have no idea where to start, please contact us so we can figure out what tests will be more helpful to you and your farm.  

Soil & Water Testing

For soil and water testing:

  1. Go to imperialanalytics.com for sampling instructions and to print off the Chain of Custody (COC) Order Form.
  2. Bring samples and COC to the testing laboratory at (1703 Giuntoli Ln Suite B, Arcata, CA 95521. 707-630-4173)
  3. Receive results in 7-10 days via email.

Soil & Plant Tissue Samples

For Soil & Plant tissue samples:

  1. Select the test you are getting from the selection below 
    1. Pest ID
    2. Pathology
    3. Diagnostic Consultation
    4. Beneficial Biological
    5. Heavy Metals
    6. Pesticides
  2. You will receive a web Chain of Custody form, you will need to fill out prior to dropping off your sample.
  3. Fill and submit the web Chain of Custody (COC) Order Form.
  4. Bring your samples and the COC to DBS at 920 Samoa Blvd Suite 217, Arcata, CA 95521

Follow the Sampling Instructions

Click on the images below to be shown detailed sampling instructions, which is the only way to provide the best, most accurate results. Each link below will open a PDF with simple to follow, step by step instructions on taking scientific samples. 


(To discuss test results, troubleshoot problems)

  1. Schedule and appointment with our Agronomist.
  2. Fill out webform information and upload any test results you want to discuss.
  3. The scientist will call you at your scheduled appointment time
  4. A recording can be provided to you if you select the zoom meeting option.

Nutrient Management Plans

  1. Submit your soil test to Imperial Analytics (1703 Giuntoli Ln Suite B, Arcata, CA 95521. 707-630-4173)
  2. Schedule and appointment with our Agronomist for 5-7 days after sample submittal. (Calendly or Square QR code)
  3. Have an appointment with Agronomist to clarify site specs and determine the number of recipes required.
  4. Recipe is sent via email 2 days after intake appointment
  5. Take your recipe to your local supplier to fill the order. If you would like us to send the recipe to a supplier for you, we will be happy to do so. 

Pay for the Test

For all SOIL and WATER tests, visit the Imperial Analytics website

For all Pest and Disease diagnostics, call 707-633-8885 and leave a message. Or submit an online request and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

We require receipt of payment before testing or services begin. In order to give you the most accurate and timely results for Pathology and Pest ID, we do not accept these samples on Thursdays or Fridays due to lack of sample viability for over-the-weekend storage. We apologize for any inconvenience.

All Sales are Final, No Refunds. Credits can be applied to your account for DBS Services.

Get your Results

After the tests are complete, we will contact you using the method you gave us on the Order Form and let you know the results are in. If you provide an email address, we  will email you the results in a PDF. If you need help understanding your test results, use the links below or give us a call and schedule a consulting meeting. 

Looking for Consulting Services?

Avoid crop loss and save money with our confidential expert guidance on amendments and farm management. Put your soil test results into practice while minimizing pests and disease. We help you with the science of agriculture so that you can focus on being a farmer.

Leave a Reply