Agronomic Services - Waste and Compost Analysis


Waste and compost analysis measures plant nutrients and other parameters relevant to crop fertility. Results allow growers to make responsible decisions about the application of farm, municipal and industrial wastes and by-products as fertilizer materials.  Waste and compost analysis can also be used to determine the stability and quality of composted materials or to guide the mixing of raw materials for optimal composting.

Laboratory analyses for total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total phosphorus, copper and zinc by the Agronomic Division are certified by the N.C. Division of Water Quality for compliance with the environmental regulations specified in N.C. Senate Bill 1217.

The Agronomic Division accepts waste and compost samples from both individual growers and research institutions.  Select the submission process that best describes your operation. If you are uncertain about your submission category, please contact the laboratory Section Chief or Agronomist.

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Kristin Hicks, Ph.D.

Section Chief 919-664-1603
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Don Edralin, Ph.D.

Agronomist 919-664-1604