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Soil Analysis

Updated October 13, 2020. All prices are subject to change without notice.
All prices are in USD.

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Soil Analysis Packages
S-1 BASIC $14.00
  pH, Buffer pH, Sum of Cations (CEC), Base Saturation (%), Soluble Salts, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium  
S-101 BASIC + OM + S $16.00
  pH, Buffer pH, Sum of Cations (CEC), Base Saturation (%), Soluble Salts, Organic Matter, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur  
S-4 ROUTINE $19.00
  pH, Buffer pH, Sum of Cations (CEC), Base Saturation (%), Soluble Salts, Organic Matter, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper  
S-401 ROUTINE PLUS CHLORIDE $22.25
S-5 COMPLETE ROUTINE PLUS BORON $22.25
  pH, Buffer pH, Sum of Cations (CEC), Base Saturation (%), Soluble Salts, Organic Matter, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Boron  
S-501 COMPLETE PLUS CHLORIDE $25.00
S-7 ALFALFA/CLOVER SPECIAL $18.00
  pH, Buffer pH, Sum of Cations (CEC), Soluble Salts, Base Saturation (%), Organic Matter, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Boron  
S-9 SOIL NITRATE $4.75
S-901 SUBSOIL NITRATE PLUS SULFUR $5.50
S-10 SALINITY (SATURATED PASTE EXTRACT) $24.75
  SAR, Electrical Conductivity, pH, Bicarbonate, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Chloride  
S-11 SATURATED PASTE PLUS EC $17.60
  SAR, Electrical Conductivity, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium  
Individual Soil Analysis
  ALUMINUM (KCl or MEHLICH 3) $7.50
  AMMONIUM (KCl) $6.60
  BORON (Hot Water) $5.75
  BULK DENSITY $12.25
  Bulk density is determined by weight and volume. Please include volume of soil in cubic centimeters when submitting samples.  
  CALCIUM CARBONATE (CaCO3) $21.75
  Cations (K, Ca, Mg, Na by NH4 Acetate Extraction) $5.75
  CEC (pH, K, Ca, Mg, Na) $11.25
  CHLORIDE (CaNO3) $5.50
  Micros (Zn, Fe, Mn, Cu by DTPA extraction) $5.75
  MOLYBDENUM (HOT WATER) $5.75
  NITRITE (KCl) $4.75
  ORGANIC MATTER (LOI) $5.50
  pH (pH, BpH-Sikora or Woodruff, EC) $5.50
  PHOSPHORUS $5.75
  PRE-SIDE DRESS NITRATE $4.75
  SALT pH (0.1 M CaCl2) $5.50
  SOIL MOISTURE $5.50
  SULFUR (MEHLICH 3 ICAP) $5.75
  TEXTURE BY FEEL $5.25
  TEXTURE BY HYDROMETER $11.25
  TOTAL ALKALINITY, %CaC)3 $11.00
  TOTAL DRY WEIGHT $6.75
  Total (Combustion Method)  
  Nitrogen $7.75
  Carbon $7.75
  Organic Carbon $8.75
  TOTAL (Digestion Method)  
  Phosphorus $7.75
  Potassium $7.75
  Sulfur $7.75
  Total Nutrient Digest $33.75
  Water Soluble K $5.50
Heavy Metals
  Digest* Fee $20.00/ sample
  Heavy Metals $20.00/ metal/ sample
  Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, Nickel, Selenium  

*All samples analyzed for heavy metals will be charged a $20.00 digestion fee per sample regardless of the number of metals analyzed.

Soil Health Analysis

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Soil Health Analysis
PLFA $80.00
Total bacteria (Gram (+), Gram (-)), Total Fungi (Arbuscular Mycorrhizae, Saprophytes) Protozoa, Undifferentiated Microorganisms  
HANEY TEST $49.50
pH, Excess Lime Rating, Soluble Salts, Organic Matter, Soil Respiration; H2O Extract, Total Nitrogen, Total Organic Carbon, Total Organic Nitrogen; H3A Extract: Nitrate-Nitrogen, Ammonium-Nitrogen, Inorganic Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Inorganic Phosphorus, Organic Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium  
SOIL RESPIRATION TEST $25.00
Measure of soil respiration CO2-C, ppm C as an indicator of microbial biomass and potential activity  
ENZYMES $25.00/enzyme/sample
β-glucosidase (BG) – Carbon Cycle, N-Acetyl-β-glucosaminidase (NAG) – Nitrogen Cycle, Alkaline Phosphatase (AlkP) – Phosphorus Cycle, Acid Phosphatase (AcP) – Phosphorus Cycle, Phosphodiesterase (PHD) – Phosphorus Cycle, Arylsulfatase (ARS) – Sulfur Cycle  
POX-C, (ppm) SOIL $20.00
Active labile carbon using potassium permanganate  
WET AGGREGATE STABILITY $30.00
% Aggregate Stability, 1-2 mm fraction; % Aggregate Stability of Bulk Soil, 1-2 mm fraction  
AVAILABLE WATER HOLDING CAPACITY $25.00
Measured at Field Capacity (0.1 bar) and Wilting Point (15 bar)  
TOTAL NUTRIENT DIGESTION $33.75
Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Boron, Molybdenum, Total Carbon  
Individual Soil Health Analysis
HANEY H2O EXTRACT $15.00
Ammonium-Nitrogen, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Total Nitrogen, Total Organic Carbon, Total Organic Nitrogen  
HANEY H3A EXTRACT $15.00
Nitrate-Nitrogen, Ammonium-Nitrogen, Inorganic Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Inorganic Phosphorus, Organic Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium  

Feed & NIRS Analysis

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Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
  LEGUME, GRASS, MIXED SPECIES HAY, FRESH FORAGE, & HAYLAGE $18.00
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, Ash, NDFD48, IVTDMD48, Fat, Lignin, Non-Fiber Carbohydrates (NFC), Starch, Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates (ESC), Water Soluble Carbohydrates (WSC)
Calculated: Relative Feed Value (RFV) Relative Forage Quality (RFQ)
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
Calculated upon request: Horse Energy Value: DE
 
  CORN SILAGE $18.00
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, Ash, NDFD48, IVTDMD48, Fat, Lignin, Non-Fiber Carbohydrates (NFC), Starch, Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates (ESC), Water Soluble Carbohydrates (WSC)
Calculated: Relative Feed Value (RFV)
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
 
  EARLAGE* $18.00
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Starch Calculated: Relative Feed Value (RFV)
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
 
  CORN GRAIN* $18.00
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium
Calculated: Relative Feed Value (RFV)
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
 

All Prediction Models from NIRS Forage and Feed Testing Consortium unless denoted.
*Models developed for Ward Laboratories, Inc.

Use wet chemistry analysis for feedstuffs not eligible/listed for NIRS analysis.
All prices are in USD.

Feed Analysis: Wet Chemistry
F-1 PROTEIN $13.00
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein  
F-2 PROTEIN AND BEEF ENERGY $20.50
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl;
Calculated upon request: Horse Energy Value: DE
 
F-3 PROTEIN, BEEF ENERGY, AND MINERALS $34.50
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Sodium, Molybdenum
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
Calculated upon request: Horse Energy Value: DE
 
F-4 PROTEIN AND RFV $42.50
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Sodium, Molybdenum
Calculated: Relative Feed Value (RFV)
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
Calculated upon request: Horse Energy Value: DE
 
F-5 PROTEIN AND MINERALS $28.50
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)
Calculated: Relative Feed Value (RFV)
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
Calculated upon request: Horse Energy Value: DE
 
F-6 PROTEIN AND MINERALS $27.00
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Sodium, Molybdenum  
F-7 LIQUID FEED SUPPLEMENT $37.50
  Moisture (Karl Fischer), Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Sodium, Molybdenum  
F-8 MINERAL PACKAGE $22.00
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Sodium, Molybdenum  
F-9 NITRATE $12.75
  Moisture, Dry Matter, Nitrate-Nitrogen (NO3 -N)  
F-10 BEEF RATIONS $40.25
  Recommended for Beef Rations
Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Fat, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Sodium, Molybdenum
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
Calculated upon request: Horse Energy Value: DE
 
F-11 PROXIMATE ANALYSIS $34.75
  Recommended for poultry feeds and novel/unique feedstuffs
Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Crude Fiber, Fat, Ash,
Calculated: Nitrogen Free Extract
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
Calculated Upon Request Poultry Energy Value: MEn
 
F-12 SWINE INGREDIENTS $33.00
  Recommended for swine ingredients
Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Fat, Ash
Calculated Upon Request Swine Energy Values: GE, DE, ME
 
F-13 SWINE DIETS $56.75
  Recommended for swine ingredients or diets
Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Fat, Ash, Starch
Calculated Beef Cattle Energy Values: TDN, NEm , NEg , NEl
Calculated Upon Request Swine Energy Values: GE, DE, ME, NE
 
COMMON NIRS+ WET CHEMISTRY PACKAGES
Any wet chemistry analysis can be added to NIRS packages.
  NIRS + NITRATES $24.50
  Recommended for nitrate accumulating species (Ex. Cane, Sorghum, Oats, etc.)
NIRS package with Nitrate (NO3 -N) added
 
  NIRS + MINERALS $32.00
  Recommended for designing mineral supplementation program
NIRS package with F-8 Minerals added
 
  NIRS + PH $21.25
  Recommended for ensiled forages to ensure proper fermentation
NIRS package with pH added
 
Individual Feed Analysis
  Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) $9.50
  Aflatoxin $24.25
  Ash $8.00
  Available Starch $15.00
  Biomass $4.00
  Cobalt $30.00
  Crude Fiber $12.00
  Crude Protein $8.00
  Dry Matter-Karl Fischer $12.00
  Dry Matter-Oven $8.00
  Dry Matter-Vacuum Oven $9.75
  Crude Fat $7.25
  Fat-Acid Hydrolysis $10.45
  Heat Damaged Protein (HDP)/ Acid Detergent Insoluble Crude Protein (ADICP) $14.50
  Lignin $16.00
  Minerals Digest $17.50
  Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) $10.00
  Neutral Detergent Insoluble Crude Protein (NDICP) $15.00
  Nitrate (NO3-N) $8.00
  Non-Protein Nitrogen (NPN) $12.00
  Particle Size $20.00
  PH $4.00
  Prussic Acid*  
  Salt based on Chloride $8.00
  Selenium $30.00
  Soluble Protein $10.00
  Soy-Chek $7.50
  Test Weight (Grains) $8.00
  Total Starch $20.00
  Total Carbon $8.00
  Total Sugars Invert (TSI) $12.00

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Plant Analysis

Updated October 13, 2020. All prices are subject to change without notice.
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PLANT ANALYSIS
P-2 ROUTINE $25.00
  Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Boron, Molybdenum  
P-205 P-2 + TOTAL CARBON $32.75
     
p-212 P-2 MINUS NITROGEN $17.25
     
P-3 SUPER COMPLETE $32.75
  Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum, Boron, Chloride  
P-4 CORN STALK NITRATE $11.00
  A corn stalk nitrate sample is taken from 6 inches to 14 inches above the soil surface. A sample should contain 10-8-inch stalks.  
P-419 COVER CROP NUTRIENT COMPLETE $41.75
  Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum, Boron, Total Carbon, Dry Matter (%), Dry Matter (ton/ac), Biomass Weight As Is  
P-420 COVER CROP SUPER COMPLETE $49.50
  P-419 plus Chloride  
P-421 COVER CROP C:N $24.50
  Nitrogen, Total Carbon, Dry Matter (%), Biomass Ton/Acre  
INDIVIDUAL PLANT ANALYSIS
  CHLORIDE $7.70
  DRY MATTER $8.00
  NITROGEN $7.75
  NITRATE-NITROGEN $7.75
  PHOSPHATE-PHOSPHORUS $7.75
  TOTAL CARBON $7.75
Heavy Metals
  Digest* Fee $20.00/ sample
  Heavy Metals $20.00/ metal/ sample
  Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, Nickel, Selenium  

 

Plant analysis provides two approaches to enhancing fertilizer effectiveness. One is the diagnostic approach where plant analysis is made when there is an obvious growth problem in the field. A sample is taken from the poor growing area and compared to a sample from an adjacent normal growing area.

Ward Laboratories, Inc. suggests using this diagnostic approach for researching production problems. The comparative samples are very important for proper interpretation of the analysis. The testing fee for the normal comparative sample is one- half the regular fee.

The monitoring approach is used to confirm that the plant has proper nutrition. Plant samples should be taken while the crops are at the bloom (reproductive) stage of growth. Samples taken earlier than bloom stage contain higher levels of nutrients. For this reason, it is very important to identify the growth stage for proper interpretation.

Water Analysis

Updated October 13, 2020. All prices are subject to change without notice.
All prices are in USD.

Agricultural Water Analysis
W-1 IRRIGATION WATER QUALITY $21.75
  Bicarbonate, Boron, Calcium, Carbonate, Chloride, Magnesium, Nitrate, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfate, Total Hardness (Lime), Total Alkalinity, Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR), Electrical Conductivity, Adj. SAR, pH, Est. Total Dissolved Solids  
W-101 SUB-SURFACE IRRIGATION $61.00
  Bicarbonate, Boron, Calcium, Carbonate, Chloride, Magnesium, Nitrate, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfate, Iron, Manganese, Total Hardness (Lime), Total Alkalinity, Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR), Electrical Conductivity, Adj. SAR, pH, Est. Total Dissolved Solids, Iron Bacteria, Acid Titration Curve, pHc  
W-2 NITRATE AND SULFATE $8.50
W-3 NITRATE $5.50
W-4 LIVESTOCK SUITABILITY $21.00
  Bicarbonate, Calcium, Carbonate, Chloride, Magnesium, Nitrate, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfate, Total Hardness (Lime), Total Alkalinity, Electrical Conductivity, pH, Est. Total Dissolved Solids  
W-810 HYDROPONIC FERTILIZER TEST $52.50
  Ammonium Nitrogen, Bicarbonate, Boron, Calcium, Carbonate, Chloride, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nitrate, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfate, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Zinc, Electrical Conductivity, pH  
Household & Commercial Water Analysis
W-5 HOUSEHOLD COMPLETE MINERAL TEST $27.25
 

Bicarbonate, Calcium, Carbonate, Chloride, Fluoride, Iron, Magnesium, Nitrate, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfate, Total Hardness (Lime), Total Alkalinity, Electrical Conductivity, pH, Est. Total Dissolved Solids

For an additional fee, you can order a convenient kit that includes the Household Complete Mineral Test, prepaid postage, a clean sample bottle, and necessary packaging. To order the kit, click here.

 
W-501 BREWERS TEST $27.25
 

Bicarbonate, Calcium, Carbonate, Chloride, Iron, Magnesium, Nitrate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfate, Total Hardness (Lime), Total Alkalinity, Electrical Conductivity, pH, Est. Total Dissolved Solids

For an additional fee, you can order a convenient kit that includes the Brewers Test, prepaid postage, a clean sample bottle, and necessary packaging. To order the kit, click here.

 
W-7 HOUSEHOLD COLIFORM BACTERIA* $19.25
  Coliform, E. Coli  
INDIVIDUAL WATER ANALYSIS
  ALUMINUM $5.50
  AMMONIUM $6.50
  BORON $6.00
  CALCIUM $6.50
  CARBONATE / BICARBONATE $8.00
  CHLORIDE $6.00
  COPPER $6.50
  FECAL BACTERIA $19.25
  FLUORIDE $6.00
  HARDNESS $6.50
  IRON $6.50
  IRON RELATED BACTERIA $19.25
  MAGNESIUM $6.00
  MANGANESE $6.50
  MOLYBDENUM $6.50
  NITRITE $5.50
  ORTHO PHOSPHORUS $6.00
  POTASSIUM $6.50
  SILICA $6.00
  SODIUM $6.50
  SULFUR $6.50
  TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS $8.00
  TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON $7.75
  TOTAL NITROGEN $6.50
  TOTAL PHOSPHORUS $6.00
  TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS $8.00
  ZINC $6.50
Heavy Metals
  ARSENIC $20.00
  CADMIUM $20.00
  CHROMIUM $20.00
  COBALT $20.00
  LEAD $20.00
  NICKEL $20.00
  SELENIUM $20.00

Fertilizer / Lime Analysis

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Fertilizer / Lime Analysis
FERTILIZER ANALYSIS $14.75 per element
Boron, Calcium, Chloride, Copper, Iron, Nitrogen, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Zinc, Specific Gravity Included (Liquids)  
SCREENING TEST (Approximate Fertilizer Analysis) $63.75
Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Zinc, Specific Gravity Included (Liquids)  
LIME PURITY %CaCO3 $21.75
LIME QUALITY %ECC $25.50
Effective Calcium Carbonate (%ECC), Lime Purity (%CaCO3), Moisture, Fineness of grind, Sieve Analysis (on 8-mesh, on 60-mesh, and through 60-mesh sieves)  
Heavy Metals
Digest* Fee $20.00/ sample
Heavy Metals $20.00/ metal/ sample
Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, Nickel, Selenium

*All samples analyzed for heavy metals will be charged a $20.00 digestion fee per sample regardless of the number of metals analyzed.

Manure, Slurry, Compost and Wastewater Analysis

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All prices are in USD.

Manure, Slurry, Compost and Wastewater Analysis
MANURE & COMPOST ROUTINE $36.00
MANURE & COMPOST ROUTINE + ASH $42.25
MANURE & COMPOST COMPLETE $43.75
Individual Analysis
ASH $6.25
BIOLOGICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (5 DAY)* $28.75
BULK DENSITY $6.75
CBOD* $36.00
C:N RATIO (NOT ASH) $16.00
CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND* $22.00
CHLORIDE $8.00
DISSOLVED OXYGEN* $8.00
DRY MATTER $6.00
IRON RELATED BACTERIA $19.25
ORGANIC CARBON $8.75
PARTIAL ALKALINITY $11.00
pH & EC $8.00
TOTAL ALKALINITY $11.00
TOTAL CARBON $7.75
TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS $9.25
TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS $9.25
TOTAL SOLIDS* $8.00

*Delineates analyses only available for wastewater

Heavy Metals
Digest Fee* $20.00/ sample
Heavy Metals $20.00/ metal/ sample
Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, Nickel, Selenium

*All samples analyzed for heavy metals will be charged a $20.00 digestion fee per sample regardless of the number of metals analyzed.