This is an essential part of profitable farm management for all field crops. Based on the soil fertility problems identified in the soil test, we recommend a soil health correction program and a crop specific fertilizer program, meaning farmers are always investing wisely by applying the right inputs, at the right quantity, to increase yields and profitability.

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Soil Analysis


Water Analysis

This analysis indicates if there are any harmful salts, such as sodium, being irrigated onto your crops. Knowing the quality of your irrigation water is important, as problems can be better managed to avoid the harmful build up of salts in your soil, which results in reduced yield and crop losses.

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This is a valuable crop management tool to identify any nutrient deficiencies in the crop at critical growing periods. Corrective measures are recommended to balance the crop nutrients, including which fertilizers or foliar feeds to apply to improve yield and quality.

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Leaf Analysis


hydroponics

This is the production of crops (mainly flowers) in artificial, soilless substrates. We carry out analysis of drip (fertilizer solution), drain (leaching fraction) and substrate (coco peat or pumice) to determine the balance and uptake of nutrients within the growing system. We provide fertilizer recommendations designed to optimize crop growth and disease management in our tropical growing environment.

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This measures immediately available soil nutrients in a water extract. This specialized soil test provides a snap shot of the nutrient levels in the root zone, from which we can recommend a balanced, water soluble fertilizer program which is fed through the greenhouse drip system to enhance quality and production.

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drinking-water-analysis

This indicates if the drinking water is safe to drink. Drinking water can contain a wide range of chemical and biological contaminants, including harmful salts, heavy metals, fluorides and faecal coliform bacteria for example. Using the water analysis results, we can recommend on suitable treatment measures to purify your drinking water.

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This determines the quantity of nutrients in these organic materials. Based on the nutrient content, the carbon:nitrogen ratio, and the rate of application, we can then advise farmers on how much additional fertilizer applications can be reduced in their crop management program.

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nematodes

These are microscopic worms that cause major yield losses in many crops by attacking the roots, and in some cases the leaves. From soil and root samples, we carry out nematode identification and counts of the most economically important nematodes, and then provide suitable control recommendations to reduce and manage these crop pests.

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These diagnostics will identify the most common fungal and bacterial pathogens that attack plant roots and leaves. From the results we can provide recommendations on how to control the disease, avoiding further crop losses.

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animal-feed

Animal Feed quality is essential for productive healthy livestock. Using a combination of NIR (infrared) an wet chemistry techniques we can carry out both proximate analysis (protein, energy etc) and mineral content of animal feeds and ingredients, to help livestock farmers and suppliers to better formulate and manage feed quality.

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This brings piece of mind to farmers. We can determine the precise amount of each nutrient in the fertilizer sample, indicating whether the quality is acceptable or not.

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lime-quality-analysis

Limestone powder for correcting soil acidity varies widely in its quality. By analyzing lime for calcium and magnesium content, acid neutralizing value and fineness, we can tell farmers whether the lime is suitable for use or not.

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This is a requirement for many industries and farms to conform with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). We are an approved NEMA laboratory and analyze for a wide range of chemical, physical and biological parameters in effluent water, and will report each result against NEMA guide levels, to show which parameters are high.

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