Through the Agricultural and Enviormental Lab (AESL) in Athens, Georgia, Spalding County UGA Extension provides testing for Poultry Litter. A Total Minerals Test (A1) is free of charge for Georgia Poultry Producers. Only the (A1) test is free; charges apply for other test on poultry litter. Please bring sample to the office to be shipped. Information will electronically uploaded online. The information collected will serve as a vauable contribution to our ongoing dadtabase for long term nutrient management planning. Test results will be emailed to you in 7 - 10 business days.
How to collect a Poultry Litter sample:
- Samples should be placed in a pint size resealable plastic bag (solid sample) or plastic bottle (liquid sample).
- Glass containers are not acceptable because they may break in shipment.
For more information, please contact 770-467-4225.
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