What testing procedures does LHR Farms have in place to ensure safety?

LHR Farms periodically tests its crops and hay to check for proper nutrient uptake. Sentinel wells are used to assure that pollutants do not leave the property or its buffers in groundwater. The farm also tests water before it is land applied for final treatment. It tests for the presence of fecal coliform bacteria and nutrients to be sure that they are applied at safe and correct agronomic rates. Additionally, groundwater is tested for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), pH, nitrogen and specific conductivity to make sure that pollutants do not contaminate groundwater. Georgia’s Environmental Protection Department receives copies of these test results. LHR Farms has also engaged a third party company to monitor as an additional check on results.

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