Animal Waste

Determining the nutrient content of animal waste is the initial step in utilizing the nutrients for crop production. Manure analysis is necessary because the nutrient content of manures is highly variable and not predictable. Application rates of the manure should be based on the nutrient content of the manure, the nutrient status of the soil, and the nutrient needs of the crop.

Analyses Available

In State*

Out of State*

Special1 $33 $48
Arsenic $20 $20
Calcium Carbonate Equivalency $10 $20
Nitrate Nitrogen $10 $20
pH $3 $6
Soluble Phosporus $5 $10
Fax Report $1 $1


Submission Forms
Standard Manure Form EXE or PDF
Virginia DCR (only) Form EXE or PDF
How to Complete Forms
How to Collect a Sample

Lab Guidelines
Land Application of Animal Manure (532 KB, PDF)

Lab Methods

Contact Agricultural Service Laboratory for volume discounts.

*Cost stated is per sample.
1. Includes percent moisture, organic nitrogen, ammonium nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc, copper, manganese, & sodium.