Basic Manure Test
Overview: Manures and organic-fertilizers can be unstable with high concentrations of free-ammonia, posing volatization and potential Nitrogen-loss. The Solvita Ammonia-N test is a simple and unique bio-chemical test which directly measures the volatized fraction. The test has also been used to measure volatile litter in animal facilities to reduce health effects.
Application: This field application requires only a small of amount of fresh manure or litter or moist organic fertilizer placed in the presence of a Solvita ammonia detector probe, which captures the ammonia within 4-hrs. The test can be extended to 24-hrs to assess slow N-loss. Range of NH3-N detection is from 300 – 30,000 ppm.
Results of Solvita Ammonia may also be read more accurately with a Solvita Digital Color Reader (DCR) in the NH3-mode to attain appropriate quantification as mg/kg and air volume % of free ammonia. In Colorado the Solvita Ammonia-Test is used bythe Dept. of Agriculture to distinguish manure from actual compost.
Contents: Included in the test kit package are:
- 6 NH3 (ammonia) detector probes
- 6 Incubation jars (plastic), lids and gas-tight gaskets
- 1 Color Chart for reading NH3 results
- 1 Instruction Manual with interpretation guide
Refills: Additional probes and jars are available in varying quantities to refill the kit.
|Dimensions||10.5 × 7 × 4 in|