Element can provide professional soil nutrient testing and analysis in accredited laboratories to help pinpoint deficiencies and enhance soil fertility for profitable yields.
Soil is a significant source of nutrients needed by plants to grow. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) are the three primary nutrients that are crucial for plant growth. Together with sulfur (S), calcium (Ca), and magnesium (Mg), they are required in large quantities because of their structural role in the plant. They are also the ones most often in short supply in soils, therefore the most likely to require replacement in the form of applied fertilizer.
Plants also need small quantities of iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), boron (B), chloride (Cl), and nickel (Ni). They are known as trace elements, due to the small quantities required. These micronutrients serve a critical role within the plant; however, excessive levels can result in toxic effects.
Soil nutrient testing provides an understanding of the nutrients contained in the soil and the amount of fertilizer required to meet plant needs to optimize crop yields.
Expert soil nutrient testing and analysis laboratories
Element’s soil testing laboratories provide specialized soil nutrient analysis with the highest level of accuracy to detect both macro and micronutrient content in the soil. Testing involves extraction of soil samples into an aqueous solution followed by quantification of nutrients in the solution. Each extraction is designed to represent an accurate measure of nutrients that are bioavailable to the plant.
Our experts can guide you through the interpretation of the soil analysis report and soil test data, and provide technical guidance and advice on the type and quantity of nutrients needed to achieve optimal plant growth.
The Element advantage
Element is your specialist partner in all testing and analysis matters related to soil. Our breadth of expertise allows us to provide a full suite of agricultural and environmental soil testing services, covering organic and inorganic testing, microbiology and toxicity, physical properties of soil, soil preparation and data evaluation.
Our services help to assess land capability for various forms of agriculture, identify and quantify soil constraints, monitor soil fertility levels, and identify reasons for poor plant performance so you can remedy issues before significant revenue loss.
To learn more about soil nutrient and our soil testing services, or to speak to one of our experts, contact us today.
More from Element
Metals Testing for Soil and Water
Element’s experts conduct metals and heavy metals testing for water and soil using Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP Analysis).
Asbestos in Soil Testing
Element’s asbestos testing programs help to assess the potential presence of asbestos in soils, asbestos fibers, and any asbestos-containing materials that may cause harm to people’s health.
Soil Salinity and pH Testing
Element’s soil testing laboratory provides expert pH testing and salinity analysis to help farmers diagnose and manage problems associated with soil fertility.
Agricultural Soil Testing Services
Our agricultural soil testing and analysis help determine nutrient content, soil composition, and other properties that are essential to maximizing the yield and quality of crops.