About Us

Labs Woods End was founded as a soil biology testing lab in 1974 and has grown and evolved into a firm providing a broad range of scientific support services for more successful and responsible environmental interaction of agriculture with nature.

Woods End was the first to introduce soil health testing as a means to gauge soil biological fertility. The firm invented and developed the Solvita® brand of products for measuring biological respiration, aggregate stability and amino-nitrogen soil pools. It was the first to experiment with IR methods to evaluate CO2 emissions. Growers, farmers, conservationists, students and others worldwide use Woods End’s products and services to monitor soil health, foodstuff spoilage and compost stability.

In addition, Woods End is a GLP-certified lab for non-clinical studies on biodegradation, providing leading edge research for developing sustainable packaging and chemicals.