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Manure Analysis

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As the government requires more regulation of nutrient management, a greater emphasis will be placed on precisely managed manure management. Better manure management starts with a reliable manure test. AgSource offers a variety of manure analysis packages for increased flexibility and the confidence you need to maximize your resources.

Who Should Test:  Anyone interested in improving farming efficiency and reducing potential pollution to the environment.

When to Test:  It is best to plan ahead. The material should be agitated in the lagoon or pit prior to pulling the sample. Manure tends to "layer" in these facilities. Lab analysis generally takes 7 - 10 days.

How to use the test: The first step is to test the soil where you plan to apply the manure. This gives you background levels of pH-P-K so the "loading rate" can be calculated.

Compost/Manure Test Packages:

#1 - Total N, P, K, Salts, Moisture
#2 - Total N, P, K, NH4, Moisture
#3 - Total N, P, K, NH4, Salts, Moisture
#4 - Total N, P, K, S, NH4, Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, Salts, Moisture

Package 1: Dry Matter, Total: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur

Package 2:  Dry Matter, Total: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Calcium,
                     Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Zinc

Package 3:  Dry Matter, Total: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Ammonia,
                     Nitrate

Package 4:  Dry Matter, Total: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Calcium,
                     Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Zinc, Ammonia,
                     Nitrate

Package 5:  Dry Matter, Total: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Calcium,
                     Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Zinc, Ammonia,
                     Nitrate, pH, Electrical Conductivity

 
 
   
 
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