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 $40
Calcium Carbonate Equivalency $10 $20
Nitrate Nitrogen $10 $20
pH $3 $6
Soluble Phosphorus $5 $10
Fax Report $1 $1
Mailed Paper Report $1 $1

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


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

Lab Guidelines
Land Application of Animal Manure

Lab Methods

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