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Soil Testing and Analysis

Soil analysis is a key for your fertility program

Why is it important?

Soil tests are a valuable agronomic resource if they are fully used and properly understood. Plant nutrition and plant to soil interactions are complex mechanism with several environmental and external conditions affecting the process. There are many elements involved in plant nutrition, some of which are supplied naturally that we have little control over such as temperature and moisture, and many that are supplied by soil and or by fertilizer applications such as the major macro nutrients.


It is important when interpreting soil analysis and designing a fertility program to keep balanced nutrition, source, timing and proper placement of these nutrients in mind.

Which nutrients are tested for? And Why?

Plant nutrition and plant to soil interactions are complex mechanism with a number of environmental and external conditions affecting the process. There are 17 essential elements involved in plant nutrition, three that are supplied naturally that we have little control over and 13 that are supplied by soil and or fertilizer application.

Soil test are used to make crop recommendations -- one needs to understand what the optimum nutrient level in each soil type is, and develop a program to address any deficiencies.

How do I test my soil?

How can I learn more?

A&L's AGRICULTURE SERVICES - click on a category to view test packages available

SERVICES:  Soil Testing & Analysis • Soil Health Tests • Plant Tissue Testing • Plant Monitoring Program for Tissue Testing • Chemical and Fertilizer Analysis • Feed / Manure Analysis • Compost Analysis • Plant Disease Diagnostics (PDD)

PRECISION AG:  TerraSiteRx Data Analysis Platform:

1. Site Specific Soil Mapping

2. Algorithms from Remote Imaging for: Crop Health Report - MNDVI, Crop Stress, Crop Damage, Plant Stand Count / Plant Density, Biomass Targeted Zone Sampling and more

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.

 

We are an innovative, research driven technology company focused on sustainable development. Through leading expertise, modern laboratory facilities and strong customer focus, A&L serves a wide range of industries including Agriculture, Environmental, Food & Pharma -- globally.

 

In Agriculture, A&L provides comprehensive analytical services for soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer, and water. A&L’s services also include production recommendations, remote sensing and precision agriculture capabilities. A&L Biological Inc. (www.albiologicals.com) is a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. focused on research and development of biological compounds for use in agricultural production systems. The Environmental division provides organic and inorganic chemistry and general chemistry using state of the art technology and methodology. For Food & Pharma, A&L provides analytical services for plant tissue, water, media and finished product. A&L’s services also include disease diagnostics, genetic analysis, production recommendations, and Plant Monitoring Program. The company operates three analytical laboratories serving clients throughout Canada, the US and Internationally.

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