Services and equipment


The department of Soil Management 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 emisssions
  • C mineralization


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