IAS Laboratories provide a range of water analysis options for both Domestic and Commercial purposes. Our analysis will provide details of the bacterial content (including E. coli, total coliforms and enterococci), hardness, iron and manganese in the water. We provide a full service from supplying sampling bottle, carrying out analysis and providing a full explanation of your results. According to the HSE & EPA, it is recommended to get your private well water tested once a year. It is important to test at different times throughout the year, as […]READ MORE
IAS Laboratories offer a range of soil analysis options which provide essential information on Soil Health and baseline Nutrient Status. It forms the basis for efficient and cost effective use of lime, fertilisers and trace elements. Soil testing is now a key component in Nutrient Management Planning and plays an important role in ensuring that the loss of nutrients from agriculture to surface water is minimised. Frequently Asked Questions regarding Soil Sampling Why should I soil Sample? The primary function of soil testing on the farm should be […]READ MORE
IAS Laboratories provide a range of Environmental Analysis. These include Commercial and Domestic water analysis, sludge analysis, effluent analysis, compost analysis and air monitoring. Sludge and effluent can be analysed for heavy metals, nutrient content, bacteria, N, P, K and dry matter. Compost can be analysed for a range of items as required for waste licence compliance. IAS Laboratories applies an information-led approach to environment and provides analysis for a wide range of physical, chemical and microbiological parameters.READ MORE
IAS Laboratories provide a range of Agricultural Analysis including soil, herbage and tissue analysis. Grass, hay, haylage and silage are analysed for the mineral content and feed potential. We can analyse pre-cut silage to ensure cutting takes place at the correct time for better preservation. Milk, hair and blood analysis can help to determine imbalances and deficiencies that can cause health issues and disorders in the animal.The IAS Mineral scan can provide you with a clear indication of your herd’s mineral profile, and help you to make calculated adjustment to […]READ MORE
Over 30 years ago, IAS Laboratories was set up as part of the Irish Sugar Factory as a research and development laboratory.
Additionally, IAS Laboratories are INAB accredited to ISO 17025:2017 standard, registration number 275T.
In February 2022 IAS Laboratories joined Cawood Scientific Group.
August 2022 – 5 Ways to tell if your water is safe to drink. Do you have a private water supply? Then it’s your responsibility to ensure it is safe to drink. As private sources are not regulated, local authorities leave testing drinking water quality in the hands of the homeowner. If it’s not suitable for consumption or there is an issue with your supply, you will not be informed. So, testing your water to identify any contamination is vital. There are 5 ways to tell if your water is […]
One of the most expensive days in the Irish farming calendar is when the silage contractor rolls into the yard. Rising costs mean that this very important day is now more significant than ever. Farmers must ensure that the highest quality silage is made for the winter months ahead, especially as purchased feed prices continue to soar. Read on to find out more about the importance of good quality silage, 5 top tips on growing silage, and how IAS can help. The importance of good quality silage […]