Agricultural Chemistry Programs
The Division of Agricultural Chemistry, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, administers the feed, fertilizer and agricultural lime regulatory programs for the state of Louisiana. The Agricultural Chemistry Laboratory performs analytical testing on animal feeds, pet foods, plant food and agriculture liming materials for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Analyses are performed on plant and animal tissues, soil, water, feeds, fertilizers, pesticides agricultural chemicals and agricultural commodities.
The Ag Chemistry Laboratory also provides analytical services to the Pesticide Division of the Office of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences as well as the Meat Program of the Office of Animal Health and Food Safety. The programs administered by the division protect the quality and safety of food, feed, fertilizer and other agricultural inputs. This protection directly benefits all the citizens of the state by protecting the quality and safety of the food supply and the environment.
The Agricultural Chemistry Laboratory, housed on the LSU Campus, is currently a part of the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN). This network is a FDA/USDA funded system of laboratories that maintains readiness to respond to food emergencies.
Our association with FERN has provided numerous training opportunities for our staff at no cost to the state.
The Agricultural Chemistry Division provides analytical chemistry support to the research and extension efforts of the LSU AgCenter
. Analyses are performed on plant and animal tissues, soil, water, feeds, fertilizers, pesticides agricultural chemicals and agricultural commodities. The laboratory will analyze these sample types for the general public for a fee. Please call 225-342-5812 for your analytical needs and a PRICE LIST.
AgChemistry has analytical capabilities to perform tests for protein, fat and fiber in feeds, nutrients and metals in water, chemical residue matrices, antibiotic use in feeds, PCBs in marine mammals, melamine in feeds and for other studies. Laboratory equipment available within the AgChemistry unit include state-of-the-art multiple gas and liquid chromatographs, ICP and tandem mass spectrometers.
The regulatory, research and extension work done by Ag Chemistry includes analyses of over 10,000 samples per year. In addition, Louisiana consumers are assured quality product purchases with registration and review of product labels on feeds, pet foods, fertilizer and agricultural liming products.
The laboratory is located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Click here for map
Directions from Interstate 10:
Take Exit 157b, Acadian Thruway. Exit South toward LSU (going underneath the railroad overpass). Crossing Perkins Road, Acadian Thruway becomes Stanford Avenue. The right lane exits from Stanford to the right, becoming South Stadium Road. South Stadium Road meets Highland Road at a light. Turn left. The second driveway to the left enters to the left side of the John M. Parker Coliseum. The Agricultural Chemistry Building is on this driveway’s right.