Homeschool Nitrate Testing

Walter and Hope Testing Forages

We homeschool our kids which means, among other things, we get to do all sorts of fascinating science experiments. Recently Hope and I tested a dozen different forages for nitrates, nitrites, pH and a variety of other things. The reason we were testing for nitrates, besides doing some fun science, was because high nitrate levels in forages can happen during or after dry periods or in the fall and cause trouble for livestock. All of the forages we tested came out well within the safe zone which is good news.
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