Agronomic Services — Solution Analysis
Solution analysis is useful for monitoring surface-water and groundwater quality for such varied agricultural purposes as irrigation, fertilization (nutrient solutions), livestock and poultry production, pesticide preparation, pond management and aquaculture.
Standard analysis includes: nitrate-nitrogen, ammonium-nitrogen, urea, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, sodium, chloride, pH, alkalinity, hardness, electrical conductivity/soluble salts, sodium adsorption ratio.
Standard fee per sample:
*NC growers $5
*NC researchers $12
Non-NC growers or researchers $25
*Samples qualify for the in-state rate if they originated in North Carolina. Research samples require an annual research agreement prior to submission. All research samples receive a 10% analysis recheck for quality control at no added cost.
| Solution Analysis Reports
and Explanatory Information
Report Search (PALS)
|Solution Sample Analysis Methodology||Plant/Waste/Solution/Media Analytical Procedures|
|Sampling for Solution Analysis|
|Sample Containers||Sample containers are not provided by NCDA&CS. Submit 12–16 oz of a representative sample in a plastic (not glass) bottle. Used beverage containers with the labels removed work great! Be sure to rinse the container prior to sample collection; do not use soap.
|Solution Sample Summary Information: 2003–2012|
|Other Useful References||
List of Salt Tolerant Plants (from New Hanover County Extension)
Many of the publications accessible from this page are published in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Click here to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat reader.