Resources for Nutrient Management Planners

Manure Testing Labs - Universities
Click on a lab name for more information. This is not a comprehensive list of all labs available for manure testing. This list was developed to help Missouri farmers locate labs and compare costs for manure testing. Manure testing prices may vary from those reported. Please check with the lab to obtain current prices and information about specific testing methods.
LabBase Package*
(N, NH4-N, P, K, %DM)
Other tests included in base packageNitratepHElectric ConductivityVolatile SolidsDate Verified**Notes
Agricultural Diagnostic Laboratory
Fayetteville, AR

$30.00pH, Electric Conductivity, Calcium$6.00******N/A11/19/2015Prices for out of state samples are 20% higher. Prices quoted here are for out of state samples.
CCEE Analytical Services Laboratory
Ames, IA

N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12/15/2015Contact lab for pricing.
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

$20.00pH, Electric Conductivity, Carbon, Sulfur, Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, IronN/A******N/A11/3/2015Basic test does not include ammonia nitrogen. This can be done separately for and additional $6.00. Price is $20.00 for solid/slurry samples. For liquid manure samples, the price is $25.00.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

$25.00Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Iron, ManganeseN/AN/AN/AN/A11/3/2015Basic test does not include ammonia nitrogen
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

$40.00pH and Electric ConductivityN/A******N/A11/3/2015N/A
University of Wisconsin Extension
Marshfield, WI

$22.00Sulfur and Organic MatterN/AN/AN/AN/A11/3/2015Basic test does not include ammonia nitrogen. This can be done separately for an additional $8.00
* Base Package includes Total Nitrogen (N), Total Ammonium Nitrogen (NH4-N), Total Phosphorus (P), Total Potassium (K), and % Dry Matter.
** Date when prices were obtained.
*** Included in Base Package.

Inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement of the lab by the University of Missouri or its methods for manure testing nor does exclusion from the list imply any disapproval of the lab or its methods. Please check with the lab first to learn about their analytic testing methods.

If you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions, please send an e-mail to John Lory.

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