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Crop Nutrients Analytics and Management




A & L Labs Test Package
Package Description
S1B Organic Matter, Phosphorus, (Sodium Bicarb and Bray 1), Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, (Ammonium acetate), soil pH, Aluminum, Saturation of Cation Elements including Sodium, calculated C.E.C. saturation %P, %K/Mg ratio. A&L Recommendations or OMAFRA Recommendations.
Micronutrient Packages (with basic package)
Package Description
S2 with basic package (S1B) Zinc, Manganese *** Individual Micronutrient Elements
S3 with basic package (S1B) Zinc, Sulphur *** Individual Micronutrient Elements
S4 with basic package (S1B) Zinc, Manganese, Boron *** Individual Micronutrient Elements
S5 with basic package (S1B) Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper *** Individual Micronutrient Elements
S6 with basic package (S1B) Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron *** Individual Micronutrient Elements
S7 with basic package (S1B) Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron, Sulphur *** Individual Micronutrient Elements
Compost Soil / Greenhouse Mixes (agronomic use)
Package Description
S8 Organic Matter, pH, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium (using Mehlich III extraction)
S8A S8 plus Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron, Sulphur
S8B S8A plus Conductivity and Nitrate-N
S8C Compost Analysis - pH, Lime Index, available Organic Matter, P, K, Mg, Ca, S, B, Cu, zn, Fe, Na, NO3-N, Sol Salts, Moisture, C:N Ratio
S9 pH, Phsophorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium (saturated paste extraction)
S9A S9 plus Organic Matter, Nitrate-N, pH, Phosphorus, Potassium, Conductivity
S9B S9A plus Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron, Sulphur
Particle Size Analysis
Package Description
Particle Size Analysis % Sand, Silt, Clay by Hydrometer Method
Other Soil Tests
Other Soil Chemical Analyses Nematodes
CHLORIDE NEMATODE ANALYSIS
CONDUCTIVITY (Soluble Salts) NEMATODE SCN only
NITRATE NITROGEN
CARBON: NITROGEN RATIO

This analysis can assist you in diagnosing problems, increase yield, and improve the quality of your crop(s)

A&L's lab services can assist you with:

  • Interpretations - 100+ Crops
  • The next working day
  • Reports by e-mail
  • Professional consultation

Test Package
Package Description
PT1 Description: Complete Test Package.
Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Sulphur, Boron, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, copper, and Aluminum (This test should be used for any leaves)
PT2 Description: Complete Test Package.
Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Sulphur, Boron, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, copper, and Aluminum + Nitrate-N (This test should be used for petioles)
PT4 Description: Specialty Tests (for fruits, tubers, ginseng, carrots, turnips, etc...)
Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Sulphur, Iron, Aluminum, Manganese, Boron, Copper, and Zinc


Test Packages
Package Description
MB Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Moisture, Potassium, NH4-N
M1 Moisture, Carbon Nitrogen Ratio, Organic Matter, NH4-N, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium
M2 (Supplemental to MB or M1)Sodium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Boron, Aluminum, Zinc, Sulphur
INDIVIDUAL ANALYSIS Nitrogen-Ammonia/ pH/ Nitrate-N/ Conductivity


Wet Chemistry
Package Description
Basic Feed Package (F1) Moisture, Crude Protein
Complete Forage Package (F2) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, Soluble Protein, ADF-CP, UIP, ADF, NDF, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Calculated Values ( TDN, NEL, MEM, MEG, RFV, NFC)
Grains and Mixed Feed (Ruminant) (F3R) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, Soluble Protein, ADF-CP, UIP, ADF, NDF, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Calculated Values (TDN, NEL, NEM, NEG)
Ruminant Grain Package (Ruminant) (F3RB) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, ADF, NDF, Starch, Calculated Values (TDN, NEL, NEM, NEG)
Grains and Complete Feeds (Non-Ruminant) (F3NR) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Results reports on a dry and as received basis.
Energy Proximate Package (DEPD770) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Crude Fibre, Ash
Energy Proximate Package with Minerals(DEQD770) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Crude Fibre, Ash, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron
Equine Basic Forage Package (F1H) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, ADF, NDF, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Equine DE
Equine Forage Complete Package (F2H) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, Soluble Protein, ADF-CP, UIP, ADF, NDF, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Calculated Values TDN, Equine DE, NFC + NSC
Mineral Premixes & Supplements/Concentrates (F4) Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Iron
Heavy Metals (F5) Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Zinc, Arsenic, Cadmium
ICAP Complete Metals Analysis (F5A) Aluminum, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Strontium, Vanadium, Zinc
Mixer Validation (DMID770) 10 individual tests with statistical report
Additional Web Chemistry Tests
Package Description
FN6 * Ca, P, Mg, K, Na, S, (substitute Macro NIRA nutrients/minerals
FN7 * Cu, Mn, Zn, Fe, Mo, (added micro nutrients/minerals)
ICLD030 * Chloride
MSEZ320 * Selenium
MMOD380 * Molybdenum
INOD030 * Nitrate
DTSD770 * Sugar
DKPD770 * Starch
GPHF500 * pH
DTFD770 * Crude Fat
DCFD770 * Crude Fiber
GAHZ020 * Ash
VFA1 * Volatile Fatty Acids (Acetic, Propionic, Isobutyric, Butyric)
NIR Packages
Package Description
Basic Forage Package (FN1) By NIR: Dry Matter, Protein, ADF, NDF, Sol Protein, UIP Est, ADF-CP, NDF-CP, Lignin, Fat, Ash, Starch, Ca, P, K, Mg, Na
Calculations: RFV, TDN, NFC, NEL, NEM, NEG, WNEL, WNEM, & WNEG
Basic Forage Package with Wet Chemistry Minerals (FN1WM) By NIR: Dry Matter, Protein, ADF, NDF, Sol Protein, UIP Est, ADF-CP, NDF-CP, Lignin, Fat, Ash, Starch, Cl
Wet Chemistry: Ca, P, K, Mg, Na, S, Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn
Calculations: RFV, TDN, NFC, NEL, NEM, NEG, WNEL, WNEM, & WNEG
Complete Forage Package (FN2) By NIR: Dry Matter, Protein, ADF, NDF, Sol Protein, UIP Est, ADF-CP, NDF-CP, Lignin, Fat, Ash, Starch, Cl, Ca, P, K, Mg, Na, Lysine, Methionine, NDFD 24hr, NDFD 48hr
Calculations: RFV, TDN, NFC, NEL, NEM, NEG, WNEL, WNEM, WNEG, RFQ, NDF Disappearance Rate
Complete Forage Package with Wet Chemistry Minerals (FN2WM) By NIR: Dry Matter, Protein, ADF, NDF, Sol Protein, UIP Est, ADF-CP, NDF-CP, Lignin, Fat, Ash, Starch, Cl, Lysine, Methionine, NDFD 24hr, NDFD 48hr
Wet Chemistry: Ca, P, K, Mg, Na, S, Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn
Calculations: RFV, TDN, NFC, NEL, NEM, NEG, WNEL, WNEM, WNEG, RFQ, NDF Disappearance Rate
TMR Package (FN3) Dry Matter, Moisture, Crude Protein, Soluble Protein, ADF, NDF, Lignin, Starch, NFC, Fat, Ash, TDN, NEL, NEM, NEG, ME, DE
Additional NIRA Services (Added to any Package)
Package Description
FAA * Acetic Acid
FLA * Lactic Acid
DLGD770 * Lignin
DNDX770 * NDFD 24hr
DNDD770 * NDFD 48hr
DXDD770 * Lysine
LYS * Sugar
MET * Methionine
Mycotoxins
Package Description
DVTD200 * Vomitoxin (Elisa)
DZED200 * Zearalenone (Elisa)
DTTD200 * T2 (Elisa)
DATD200 * Aflatoxin (Elisa)
Microbiology
Package Description
TYM * Yeast & Mold
TYMP * Mold Genus Package
Please Call * Mold Species Package
BCPZ480 * Clostridium perfringens (MFHPB-23) cfu/g)
BCLZ595 * Coliforms (MFHPB-19) MPN/g
BECZ481 * E. coli (MFHPB-19) MPN/g
BECZ520 * E. coli O157:H7 (PCR) +/- /25g
BEHZ470 * E. coli O157:H7 (AOAC) cfu/g
BMPZ484 * Fecal Coliform (MFHPB-19) MPN/g
BFSZ456 * Fecal Streptococci (CMMEF 4th ed)
BLMZ470 * Listeria monocytogenes (PCR) +/-/25g
BLLZ470 * Listeria monocytogenes (MFLP-74) cfu
BLZZ470 * Listeria spp. (PCR) +/-/25g
BLXZ470 * Listeria spp. (MFLP-74) cfu/g
BPNZ482 * Salmonella spp. (PCR) +/- /25g
BPNZ470 * Salmonella spp. (USDA MLG 4.04) MPN/
BTBZ483 * Standard (Total) Plate Count (MFHPB-18) cfu/g
BTMF480 * Yeast & Mould (MFHPB-22) cfu/g

Fertilizer Testing

All packages are for the Quality Assurance Program and monitoring

Fertilizer Submission Form Technical Information Contact us


Fertilizer Analysis
Package Description
A1 Total NPK Test Package Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Total Potassium
A2 Canadian Fertilizer Quality Assurance ProgramTotal Nitrogen, Available Phosphorus (P205), Available Potassium (K2O)
A3 Canadian Fertilizer Quality Assurance ProgramTotal Nitrogen, Available Phosphorus (P205)
A4 Canadian Fertilizer Quality Assurance Program, Total Nitrogen
A5 Canadian Fertilizer Quality Assurance ProgramAvailable Phosphorus (P205)
A6 Canadian Fertilizer Quality Assurance ProgramSoluble Potash
A7 Canadian Fertilizer Quality Assurance ProgramTotal Nitrogen, Soluble Potash
A8 Canadian Fertilizer Quality Assurance ProgramAvailable Phosphorus (P205), Soluble Potash
INDIVIDUAL ANALYSIS pH In Fertilizer: Sieve Analysis (lime samples) / Per Screen Size: / Specific Gravity: Total Neutralizing Value / (lime samples): / ICAP Metal Scan (Totals): Mercury, Selenium, Arsenic (per element):


Water Analysis

Water is an essential element for all living things - its quality being just as crucial as its availability. Water analysis for livestock or irrigation quality are available at A&L Canada, and provide an interpretation of the physical qualities, nutritional qualities, chemical and micro biological levels which may influence plant and animal performance.

Package Description
ADDITIONAL WATER TESTS Hydrogen Sulphide, Pesticides/Herbicides, Metal Scan (22 elements) Soil, Metal Scan (22 elements) Water, BOD, Arsenic, Mercury, Selenium, Silicon, Fluoride
ALSO AVAILABLE IN LIVESTOCK WATER Coliform Count, E.Coli (through membrane filtration, Fecal Coliform, Fecal Streptococcus, Salmonella
Nematode Analysis
Package Description
Full Scan Nematode Root Lesion, Pin,Ring, Root Knot, Dagger, Spiral and Stunt
Soyabean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Only
Beneficial Nematode Steinernema diaprepesi, Steinernema riobrave, Steinernema sp. Glaseri group, Heterorhabditis indica, Heterorhabditis zealandica, Heterorhabditis floridensis

High populations of nematodes in any soil will reduce or destroy the crop's ability to absorb much needed nutrients, and can be a major cause of poor crop performance. In any production system nematode analysis will provide vital information to the performance of a specific crop and may be critical in planning crop rotations. A&L Canada has complete comprehensive nematode analysis capabilities with a full time nematologist on staff.

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Compost Analysis
Package Description
Basic Monitoring Analysis Plus Total Phosphorus, Total Potassium, Total Nitrogen, pH, Organic Matter, C:N ratio, Sodium, Moisture, Ash, Total Organic Carbon, Bulk Density
Envrionmental Trace Elements Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Zinc
Compost Quality Parameters Total Organic Matter, pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sulphur, Boron, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Sodium, Aluminum, Soluble Salts, Moisture, SAR, C:N ratio, Organic Carbon, Ash.
Soil Suitability (S8C) Available Organic Matter, pH, Lime Index, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Aluminum, NO3-N, Soluble Salts, Moisture, C:N ratio
Other Environmental Tests C: N Ratio: / PCB's: / Repirometry (CO2 Evolution or Dewar Self-heating test) : / Total Carbon: / Carbon: Nitrogen Ratio: / Moisture: / Bulk Density: / Germination Maturity Test (Water Cress and Radish): / Nitrate Nitrogen: / Organic Matter Content: / Total Inert Materials (% Glass, % Plastic, % Metal): / Particle Size 50mm(2 in), 25mm(1 in), 15mm(5/8 in), 9.5mm(3/8 in), 4mm(1/8 in):
S8 Organic Matter, pH, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium (using Mehlich III extraction)
S8A S8 plus Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron, Sulphur
S8B S8A plus Conductivity and Nitrate-N
S8C Compost Analysis - pH, Lime Index, available Organic Matter, P, K, Mg, Ca, S, B, Cu, zn, Fe, Na, NO3-N, Sol Salts, Moisture, C:N Ratio
S9 pH, Phsophorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium (saturated paste extraction)
S9A S9A plus Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron, Sulphur
S9B S9A plus Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron, Sulphur
Bioassay
Package Description
Bioassay Screens for the presence of phytotoxins in compost based on seedling emergence and growth of cucmber in compost/ vermiculite mix. Maturity test by germination (water cress and radish).
Total Humates
Package Description
Total Humates #
CQA Test Packages
Package Description
Basic Test Package Basic Test Package, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Total Potassium
Full CQA Package Compost Quality Assurance Package (CQA), Environmental Trace Elements' Parameters, Soil Suitability Parameters (S8C), Maturity (CO2 or Dewar), Particle Size, Total Inert Materials (Foreign Matter Content), Microbiological (Fecal, Coliform & Salmonella)
Microbiology
Package Description
Microbiology Listeria, Salmonella, Fecal Coliform
Contaminant Analysis
Package Description
Herbicides Herbicides, Clopyralid, Picloram
Chlorinated Pesticides & PCBs Chlorinated Pesticides & PCBsResidues of many chemicals associated with agricultural and industry wastes and sometimes present in compost source material.
Volatile Organics (BTEX) Volatile Organics (BTEX)Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes.
PAH's PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic HydrocarbonsCombustion by-products that are generally carcinogenic found in some municipal and industrial wastes expected to be very low or absent in waste/compost.