Several sampling and analysis publications are available online:
- Plant Analysis Handbook
Comprehensive reference for plant analysis.
- Household Water Quality Series Circulars
Household water quality circulars are available to help deal with problems identified by water test reports. These circulars are brief, written in a non-technical fashion, and designed for county-delivery along with water test results or on their own to answer common questions.
- Soil Test Circulars
These circulars document and describe the new methods for measuring soil pH and determining the lime requirement of acid soils.
- Forage Nitrate Test Kit Instructions
Are you ready to deal with high nitrate forage? The latest report in Georgia FACES by D. E. Stooksbury states that "Moderate agricultural drought now covers most of the state as mild agricultural drought spreads into all of north Georgia. Only southeast Georgia now has near-normal soil moisture conditions for mid-to-late June." In a fact-sheet titled Drought-Stricken Forages Often Present Nitrate Toxicity Problems by B. R. Moss, D. Ball, and others, drought causes higher than usual nitrate levels to accumulate in forages. Drought worsens this problem by simultaneously reducing the availability of forages overall, limiting the producers ability to dilute high-nitrate forages in the animal's diet. So, Georgians need to be ready to test forages for high nitrate levels before cutting or feeding. There are two ways to go about testing. One way is to send samples to a laboratory, which usually takes a about four to five days (2-3 day shipping + 1 day sample processing + 1 day for analysis and reporting) to get results. Another way, if you can't wait for laboratory results is to do on-site testing with a field-kit.
- Calculating the Fertilizer Value of Broiler Litter
This publication shows how to calculate the value of broiler litter based on prevailing retail selling prices of commercial fertilizers containing nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) labeled as %P2O5 (the oxide expression used in the fertilizer industry) and potassium (K) labeled as %K2O.
Online Broiler Litter Fertilizer Calculator
- Metal Concentration Standards for Land Application of Biosolids and Other By-Products in Georgia
This bulletin provides the general public a quick reference for some commonly used standards for metal concentrations in biosolids and various by-products intended for land application.
- Common Terms Used in Animal Feeding and Nutrition
The purpose of this publication is to serve as an educational reference and resource to those who are interested in animal feeding and nutrition. Our primary objective is to list the common terms used when discussing animal feeding so that one might be better informed when consulting with county Extension personnel, feed salesmen, animal nutritionists, veterinarians, feed laboratory managers and other industry professionals. This listing will also be helpful when reading articles on animal feeding and nutrition, feed analysis reports or tags associated with feeds sold in the market.