when getting a manure test done, it’s best to ask some questions first. Here are four key questions to ask — and the best answers — from the experts at MidWest Plan Service.

1. How many years has the lab been performing manure analysis?

Best Answer: At least two years.

2. How are samples handled?

Best answer: They are tested immediately. If not, samples should be refrigerated or treated to maintain their integrity.

3. Is the lab certified by a quality-
control organization?

Best Answer: Yes.

4. How long before results are returned?

Best Answer: A consistent and predictable amount of time.   If you know if will take two weeks to get results, you’ll be able to schedule your sampling two weeks before you need the results.