Olds College is assessing and validating the accuracy of the NECi Nitrate Test Kit and the Cardy Nitrate meter for on-site measurement of nitrate concentrations in forages.

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Validation of Rapid In-Field Testing to Measure Forage Nitrate Concentration

Olds College is assessing and validating the accuracy of the NECi Nitrate Test Kit and the Cardy Nitrate meter for on-site measurement of nitrate concentrations in forages. Researchers will provide valuable information to livestock producers regarding the accuracy and applicability of in-field methods for rapid nitrate testing to help lower the production/health losses associated with nitrate toxicity. Consequential reductions in economic losses in livestock are anticipated as well as being able to manage high nitrate levels in preserved hay.

Funders/Partners: RDAR