Plant Analysis

Additional tests beyond those listed below may be available. Volume or grid pricing may also apply. Please contact the lab with questions.

Plant Analysis - Packages

Available Plant Analysis packages as of February 2020. Each listed package option can be expanded by clicking on the name of the package. This will provide a more detailed overview of each option showing what result information you can expect to see for each analysis package. 

The Nitrogen test provides the current nitrogen content of a plant tissue.

Provides:
Total Nitrogen (%)

Sampling Instructions

Sample Submittal Forms

As the most popular plant test, the Routine test provides a representation of a plant’s nutritional status and potential deficiencies.

Provides:
Total Nitrogen (%)
Phosphorus (%)
Potassium (%)
Calcium (%)
Magnesium (%)
Sodium (%)
Sulfur (%)
Zinc (ppm)
Iron (ppm)
Manganese (ppm)
Copper (ppm)
Boron (ppm)
Aluminum (ppm)
Molybdenum (ppm)

Sampling Instructions

Sample Submittal Forms

The Cover Crop Routine is tested on all above ground plant matter in a 3 ft by 3 ft section. This provides a baseline of nutrients within the cover crop species and includes an overview of the potential decomposition of the crop.

Provides:
Routine Test
Total Carbon (%)
C/N ratio
Dry Matter (%)
Biomass (g)

Sampling Instructions

Sample Submittal Forms

Stalk Nitrate is routinely tested on corn after the black layer and provides an overview for nitrogen efficiency.

Provides:
Nitrate-N (ppm)

Sampling Instructions

Sample Submittal Forms

Plant Analysis - Individual Tests

Individual testing items as of February 2020.

Test Item Cost
Total Carbon (Combustion) $10.00
Chloride $10.00
Dry Matter $8.00
Minerals $17.50