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Commodities: Field Crops: Forages

Nitrate Test Kits

Make sure your field kits for nitrates are up to date. The strips have a 5 month shelf-life, so double-check the dates. Here's more info on how to perform the field test and on where to order the strips, etc.: UGA Forage Nitrate Test Kit Instructions.

There is also a newer nitrate test kit for livestock feed that uses an enzymatic approach (nitrate reductase) to analyze nitrate concentration. Kits can be ordered at

Please remember that no field test kit is as reliable as the analysis of a representative forage sample.