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, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, sodium, chloride, aluminum, pH, alkalinity, hardness, electrical conductivity/soluble salts, sodium adsorption ratio.
Standard fee per sample:
Extra tests available at $2 each:
*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.
|How to collect & submit a solution sample||
Solution Sample Submission Form (Grower).
|How to find & interpret my report|
|Solution Sample Analysis Methodology||Solution Analysis Methods|
|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.
|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.