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Forage & Arable Analytical Services

The importance of soil analysis

Good crop production often requires the application of lime and fertiliser. Soil testing enables you to find out the makeup of your soil and helps you determine how much lime and fertiliser you need to apply to maximise production

Basic soil analysis of pH, Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium will give you some very important factors to support your crop.

Basic soil testing is important because:-

  • pH – Correct pH for optimum plant growth and uptake of nutrients
  • Nitrogen - If soil pH is under optimum, Nitrogen uptake can be reduced by up to 50%
  • Low Phosphorus = poor root development , poor use of nutrients
  • Low Potassium = poor transport and utilisation of nutrients and poor growth