WATERTOWN, Wis. — Rock River Laboratory, Inc., an agricultural analysis laboratory with over 40 years of experience, announces a new addition to its repertoire of expertise: hemp analysis services for growers and processors. Accurate, regular lab analyses can now be run throughout the hemp growing season – including testing of the cannabinoid profile to help growers prepare for harvest. Delta 9-THC production tracking in hemp helps plan the growing timeline and guard against surprises at harvest, while regular CBD production analysis assists in forecasting and future crop decisions.
“As the hemp industry grows exponentially, the necessity for accurate analysis of this crop accentuates,” says Zachery Meyer, Rock River Laboratory director of operations. “We’re excited to not only be one of the first labs in the state of Wisconsin to offer hemp-specific soil and plant tissue analysis, as well as potency analysis, but to also help farmers and processors find success with their crop.”
Rock River Laboratory’s capabilities span accurate analysis of hemp soil and plant tissue samples for standard agronomic nutrient analysis (Total N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Be, S, Zn, Cu, Al, Na), plant moisture, and soil pesticide screens (17 pesticides regulated by the Wis. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection (DATCP)). Working with a reputable third-party hemp laboratory partner, Rock River Laboratory also offers potency analysis for a cannabinoid profile to complete the portfolio of options.
Rock River Laboratory is certified by WI DATCP for soil analysis and participates in the hemp industry’s only proficiency program, administered by the University of Kentucky. Combined with a long-standing reputation for exceptional service and expertise, Rock River Laboratory’s new hemp services are supported by established credibility and experience in laboratory analysis. For more information on Rock River Laboratory’s hemp analysis capabilities, sampling recommendations, shipping requirements, and frequently asked questions, visit: rockriverlab.com [find ‘Hemp’ under ‘Services’] or call Rock River Laboratory at 920-261-0446.
Founded in 1976, Rock River Laboratory is a family-owned laboratory network that provides production assistance to the agricultural industry through the use of advanced diagnostic systems, progressive techniques, and research-supported analyses. Employing a team of top specialists in their respective fields, Rock River Laboratory provides accurate, cost-effective, and timely analytical results to customers worldwide, while featuring unsurpassed customer service.
— Rock River Laboratory
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