Soil testing provides essential information on soil health and baseline nutrient status.
It forms the basis for efficient, 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.
IAS Laboratories offer various soil analysis suites.
- Basic Soil Test: pH, P, K and lime requirement.
- Basic + Organic Matter: pH, P, K, lime requirement plus organic matter.
- Basic Soil Trace Elements: pH, P, K, lime requirement and trace element analysis.
- Soil Heavy Metals: Copper, Zinc, Cadmium, Chromium, Nickel, Mercury, Lead
- Soil Structural Analysis: Sand, Silt and Clay Percentages
- Cation Exchange Capacity: Measure of the soils ability to hold and release nutrients
- Organic Matter
Special requirements / tests are available on request.
Our analysis is supported by advise from a Consultant who is familiar with local soil conditions.
We have Soil Corers available for purchase or hire. Please contact us for more information.
Why send your samples to IAS Laboratories?
Department of Agriculture approved and INAB Accredited for
- Morgans P
- Morgans K
- SMP pH
- organic matter
Fast and efficient turnaround times
Excellent customer service
Consultation on your results
Guidelines for taking a Soil Sample
Call us today on 059 972 1022 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Know your Farm – Know your Soil
Soil provides plants with essential minerals and nutrients and is a critical part of successful modern agricultural.
Good soil quality relies on good management of your soil. Soil testing is an essential part of getting the balance of soil nutrients right. knowing your soil, and understanding what to do to improve your soil, is the most important thing you can do to guarantee good growing conditions and crops.
Good soil quality and structure relies on good management of soils. It is not recognised that soil testing is essential in getting the balance of soil nutrients right. There has been worrying reports in recent years about the continued deterioration in Irish soil pH levels. Maintaining a pH of between 6.3 and 6.6 regulates nutrient availability and supports biological processes in the soil. Maintaining good soil pH can directly improve and enhance soil fertility.
Soil fertility is at the cornerstone of our grass based animal production systems in Ireland and is critical for enhancing crop yields and quality for future generations.
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