Services and equipment


SOFER has an accredited laboratory for the analysis of soil in the framework of the Manure Decree and the MTR (Mid Term Review, EU common agricultural policy). 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 emissions
  • C mineralization


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