Soil Analysis

Suites of Analysis for Agricultural soils

Determining the nutrient content of a soil through soil analysis allows farmers, agricultural advisors and gardeners to optimize fertilizer requirements to crop growth. This ensures cost effective use of fertilizers, lime and trace elements and good environmental management.

Determining soil nutrient status also guarantees farmers are compliant with EU directives. Below is a list of our suites.

Soil Suites Elements/Nutrient Determinations
Soil 1-SS
Basic or REPS
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K
Soil 2-SS
Dairy/Beef/Sheep/Horses
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Mg, Co & Total Mn
Soil 3-SS
Sheep - Tillage
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Mg, Co, Cu, Zn, ER Mn & Total Mn
Soil 4-SS
Tillage
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Mg, Cu, Zn & ER Mn
Soil 5-SS
Horticulture
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, B, Mg, Cu, Zn & ER Mn,
Soil 6-SS
(S1 + Mg)
Tillage / Grassland
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Mg
Soil 7-SS
Organic Matter
Soil organic matter %
Soil 8-SS
(S6 + Organic Matter)
Tillage
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Mg & Soil Organic Matter %
Soil 9-SS
(S4 + Organic Matter)
Tillage
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Mg, Cu, Zn, ER Mn & soil organic matter %
Soil 10-SS
(Soil 1 + Soil 7)
LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Organic Matter
Soil 11-SS
(Heavy Metal)
 LR (SMP buffer pH), pH, P, K, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni & Zn
Soil 12-SS
(Heavy Metal + soil 1)
Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
Soil 13-SS
Olsen P
Available P by Olsen P technique
Soil 14-SS
(CEC)
Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
Soil 15-SS
Soil health check- Albrecht/Mehlich 3
The soil health check is excellent means of gaining an overall view of the health of your soil. The test includes: pH, CEC, OM%, NH4, NO3, Ca, Mg, Na, K, P, Al, B, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, No, Se, Zn.
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Understanding Your Drinking Water Test

To ensure every household in Ireland has the cleanest drinking water possible, several parameters are included with our Standard Drinking Water Test. To help you understand each of them, in this blog, we will write about the importance of monitoring all 12.
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