Compost and manure analysis determines the quantity of available nutrients in solid and liquid organic manures. Knowing your nutrient content helps when developing a crop management program, as you only want to apply what is missing.
Compost quality is key if you want to see great results, and poorly made compost can cause more harm than good. Apart from the available nutrient content, we are also able to provide you with pathogen tests for compost and manure.
We also advise on different composting methods. This helps you improve the C:N ratio, moisture and temperature of the compost. It also helps you reduce the risk of E. coli and salmonella developing in the compost, which can be a serious issue when it’s used in horticultural crops.
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Cropnuts (or Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd) is a private company that offers laboratory analytics and expert agricultural advice in Africa. We started out as a small analytical laboratory, offering services for agriculture and food safety...Read More