GA Dept. of AG Bark Ash Lime Material Service Report:

  • I received the following email from Jennifer Wren of the State of GA Consumer Ag Inputs Office on February 7th, regarding the materials as compared to the Wittmer Agricycle L#013 and the Manure Analysis Report given to Amy Chancey as proof of contents of the Brunswick Ash, aka BRASH.
Wren, Jennifer via Thu, Feb 7, 1:30 PM
to Melissa, me

Ms. Chancey,

I have attached the lab results for the product our inspector sampled at your property in Patterson, Georgia. The bottom portion of the report shows the findings for this material (under the column for “Result”) and the guaranteed values, i.e. what it should have been according to the product label (under the column heading “Guarantee”). There are some significant differences between the guarantees and the actual findings.


Jennifer Wren, MPH

Ag Inputs Program Director

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Phone: (404) 656-4958 Ext. 4102

  • It was apparent from conversations with GA Dept. of Ag more extensive testing would be required. Ms. Wren’s office could only test for calcium, magnesium and moisture. If you don’t test for toxic elements, certainly you will not find them.

The conclusions we have drawn from UGA & my discussions with Glynn Environmental & Ag Inputs Consumer Service Center is to also test with UGA Cooperative Extension Labs as their testing capabilities are more extensive.

Additionally, I met with the UGA Extension office here in Brunswick.  “The lab at UGA tests for the following: the S48 test (Volatile Organic Compound)cost is $125.00 per sample, and the S13 (Heavy metals and nutrients) is $30.00 per sample.  If you should choose to also do the S50 (Petroleum) the cost is $75.00 per sample.  These are only lab fees, so the cost of postage needs to be added for the total.  We will complete the necessary forms for the UGA Lab when you bring the samples in for mailing.” Samples were taken from the Glynn Environmental bucket for UGA testing and forwarded to the UGA Ag Labs for elemental testing.

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