Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS) tests for farmyard manures

Project details
This LINK Project set out to promote the sustainable recycling of organic manures inUKagriculture, through the development of Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) as a robust and reliable technology for multi-nutrient manure analysis.

Within this research, NIRS has been successfully developed for estimation of the nutrient content of livestock manures and biosolids via multiple, rapid, scanning of fresh samples. 

Completion Date
October 2011

Contractors
ADAS UK Ltd, Eurofins Laboratories Ltd, Rothamsted Research (North Wyke), Bruker UK Ltd, AHDB-EBLEX, AHDB-DairyCo, AHDB-HGCA, AHDB-BPEX, Potato Council, GrowHow UK Ltd, Yara International ASA, Agrivert Ltd, Spreadwise Ltd, Vion Food UK Ltd, Severn Trent Water, Yorkshire Water.

Related products and resources
A factsheet providing guidance on the analysis of solid manures and slurries can be downloaded.

For further information please contact: Ray.Keatinge@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk or call 024 7647 8687