Services and equipment

Services


The department of Soil Management has an accredited laboratory for the analysis of soil in the framework of the Manure Decree (http://www.vcm-mestverwerking.be/information/index_nl.phtml?informationtreeid=102) and the MTR (Mid Term Review, EU common agricultural policy) (http://www.lne.be/themas/bodem/erkenning-laboratoria). The laboratories are equipped for a wide range of chemical and biological analyses of soil and organic materials (see equipment).

Biological soil analyses:

 

  • Microbial community composition through PLFA signatures
  • Microbial biomass carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Soil enzyme activities
  • Free-living soil nematodes
  • Nitrogen mineralization
  • N2O emisssions
  • C mineralization

Equipment

  • CFAA
  • CNS analyser
  • TOC analyser
  • ICP-OES
  • GC/MS
  • GC-ECD
  • IC