Manure & compost – Analysis package 1

The basic analysis package for manure or compost includes the analyses listed below:

  • Specific weight

  • Dry matter

  • Soluble Nitrogen

  • Total Nitrogen

  • P and K

Manure samples should be taken within 1 to 2 weeks of application. Composts may be tested 1 to 2 months prior to application.

Collect 8 manure subsamples to a depth of 30 cm at 8 spots throughout the pile. Samples should be moist and contain manure and plants. Compost only requires 6 subsamples. Thoroughly mix subsamples and place them in labeled bags (4 l bag filled approximately half full is enough).

Samples should be shipped to the laboratory as soon as possible. Keep samples cool (not frozen) until delivery to the laboratory. Place sealed samples in a second or even third plastic bag to prevent spillage and odor. Please clearly mark sample bags with a waterproof pen.

Suitable sample matrices
Manure, compost
Required sample quantity
About 2 l (4 l bag filled half full)
Typical turnaround time
6 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory

Pricing and online order

Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
125 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

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