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SGS laboratories offer a broad range of analytical services to the fertilizer industry.


We provide accurate, cost effective fertilizer testing services in accordance with international standards to help you gain a competitive advantage. SGS provides the complete range of analytical testing procedures to meet the requirements of any fertilizer production through the end user.

Globally, our SGS laboratories can test for fertilizer nutrients including nitrogen, phosphates and potassium. Our professionally staffed laboratories utilize the latest in instrumental methodology as well as classical wet chemistry methods. Our laboratories possess the fertilizer analysis capabilities to perform:

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Major and trace elemental analysis
  • Chemical and physical analysis

SGS is capable of performing these analyses on a wide range of fertilizer and related commodities:

  • Feedgrade
  • Liquid fertilizer
  • Phosphate fertilizer
  • Phosphate rock 
  • UAN Solution 
  • Potash 
  • Urea
  • Ammonia 
  • Ammonium nitrate 
  • Sodium sulfate 
  • Ammonium sulfate

SGS has an intensive, on-going program to monitor quality in all our labs. SGS’s laboratory analyses are performed in accordance with the Association of Fertilizer & Phosphate Chemists (AFPC), the Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), ISO, CEN and/or other international or national methods as prescribed by your own corporate guidelines. Dozens of our labs carry internationally and industry recognized certifications and/or accreditations. Scopes vary among laboratories. This allows us to provide you with complete, accurate and timely fertilizer analysis.