Sample Testing

Want to have a clear idea of what your base line is? Get some test done!

Having a good understanding of your soil is one of the most important aspects of growing and will give you the best success. For example knowing the structure of your soil will enable you to decide how much water and compost your plants will require, and what soil revisions to make.

All our analyses are performed by certified labs. Results typically are back within 2 weeks. Our offer includes the following:

Soil or Grow Media

- Texture: proportion of sand, silt, clay. $35 per sample

- Chemistry, package A: macronutrients (N, P, K, S).$45 per sample

- Chemistry, package B: pH, macronutrients (N, P, K, S), electro-conductivity (EC), soil organic matter (SOM). $55 per sample

- Chemistry, package C: pH, macronutrients (N, P, K, S), micronutrients (Ca, Mg, Na), electro-conductivity (EC), soil organic matter (SOM), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), Lime Requirements (LR), %Base Saturation (%BS), K to Mg ratio (K/Mg). $65 per sample

- Other tests are available as needed, e.g. SOLVITA, HANEY, UNIBEST.

Compost or Manure

- Chemistry, pakage A: dry matter, macronutrients (TKN, P, K, S). $100 per sample

- Chemistry, package B: dry matter, macronutrients, (TKN, P, K, S), micronutrients (Ca, Mg, Na). $125 per sample

- Chemistry, package C: dry matter, macronutrients, (TKN, P, K, S), micronutrients (Ca, Mg, Na), metals (Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn), ammonia (NH4N). $150 per sample

- Other tests are available as needed, e.g. Chloride, Carbon to Nitrogen ratio (C:N).

Water Solution (e.g. hydroponics systems)

- Chemistry: pH, electro-conductivity (EC), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), micronutrients (Ca, Mg, Na) metals (Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), Total Carbonates, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness. $125 per sample

- Microbiology: E-Coli, Total Coliforms. $85 per sample

 

CONTACT US for a Quote on your specific needs.

Alternatively, Yukon Government Ag Branch can offer soil tests to hobby gadeners (1 test per year) and farmers. Click here to visit their website and get more info.