Wide range of other analyses

Acquiring and utilising accurate information such as analysis data is fundamental to many decisions made in the agricultural, horticultural, environmental and amenity sectors.

For plant and crop production, analysis enables planning a fertiliser programme that is accurate, timely and -- increasingly important -- environmentally responsible. 

Essentially analysis provides the critical information required to ensure all crop nutrition decisions are accurate, efficient, cost-effective and responsible.

Laboratory analysis is often the only certain method to determine nutritional requirements of a crop or to identify if it is suffering from a nutrient deficiency.
Hannah Shirt
Hannah Shirt
Business Development Manager - Analytical Services

North of England, Scotland and Ireland

FACTS Qualified Advisor (FQA)

What to analyse? 

Most of the work, and cost, of any testing, is in the sampling and transportation of the samples to be analysed to the laboratory. Once the sample has arrived it makes sense to get as much information as possible from the sample.

A wide range of nutritional information can be determined including macronutrients (nitrogen, potassium, phosphate), major nutrients (calcium, sulphur, magnesium) together with a wide range of other parameters depending on the sample.

The laboratory is equipped and accredited to conduct a wide range of analyses including individual and specialist analyses.

Potato analyses

Petiole Analysis

Potato petiole

NO3, P, K, Mg, Ca, Mn, Zn, S, B

Vine petiole

N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Zn

Forage Analysis

Feed value grass silage

DM, pH, D-value, NH -N, ME, Sugars, C.P, Ash, 3 NDF, Oil A, Acetic Acid, n Butyric Acid, Tot Ferm Acids, Lactic Acid

Feed value maize silage

DM, pH, D-value, NH -N, ME, Sugars,C.P., Ash, 3 NDF, Starch, Oil A, Bypass Starch, Acetic Acid, n Butyric Acid, Total Volatile Fatty Acids, Lactic Acid

Feed value fresh grass

DM, CP, NDF, Buffer Index, NO3-N, ME, D-Value, Sugars

Hay/haylage

DM, CP, D-Value, ME, Ash, Oil B, NDF, Sugar, Digestible Energy

Whole crop

DM, CP, D-Value, ME, Ash, Oil A, NDF, Starch, pH, NH3 -N, Acetic Acid, n Butyric Acid, Lactic Acid

Feed analysis

Animal feed

Oil, Fibre, Ash, C.P., D. M

Compost analysis

Full compost

P, K, Mg, pH, Ca, Mn, B, Cu, Fe, Zn, S, NO3-N, NH3-N, EC, Na, Cl, HCO3

Basic glasshouse compost

P, K, Mg, pH, Lime Req. E.C., NO3, + NH3

Total nutrient content compost

N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Na, B, CU, Fe, Mn, Mo, Zn, DM

Grain analysis

Grain N:S ratio

N, S, NS ratio

Grain broad spectrum 

N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Zn

Fruit & fruitlet analysis

Late season fruit

Ca, Mg, P, K, B, Zn, N

Early season fruitlet

Ca, Mg, P, K, B, Zn, N

Water analysis

Water/nutrient solution

Ca, Mg, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, B, K, Na, Mo, P, S, NO3+ NH3, HCO3, pH, EC, Cl

Borehole solution

Ca, Mg, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, S, NO3, pH, EC, Cl, Total Alkalinity, Turbidity, Nitrite, Al, Pb, Hardness, F, Coliforms, E Coli, TVC @ 22ºC, and 37ºC

Olly Walton
Olly Walton
Business Development Manager - Analytical Services

South of England, Wales and Ireland