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With the increasing focus on the environment, Animal Waste Management needs to be included in every farm plan. Animal waste offers a good source of nutrients for the soil. Brookside Laboratories offers complete manure analyses on all types of wastes. The complete manure test package Z002 includes: Moisture, Organic Matter, Mineral Matter, N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, S, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, B, N03-N and NH4-N. Brookside is certified by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for manure analysis.
Compost analysis is very similar to manure analysis except maturity of the compost is an important characteristic. Also the C/N ratio provides important information on the compost quality in relation to nitrogen needs or issues with compost. The standard Brookside compost test package Z004 includes: Moisture, Organic Matter, Mineral Matter, N, C, N/C ratio, pH, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, S, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn and B. Compost particle size and maturity can also be tested. Brookside participates in the National Compost Analysis Proficiency Program in insure accurate testing.
Please note that Brookside provides analytical data. If interpretations are needed, you should seek a consultant's guidance or contact your local extension office.
Standard turn around on manure analysis is 2 days.