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Soil Testing

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A&L Labs Test Packages

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


CONDUCTIVITY (Soluble Salts)






Western Canada Test Packages

Western Canada Test Packages
Package Description
SW1B2 Organic Matter, Phosphorus(sodium bicarb and bray 1),exchangeable Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Soil pH, Buffer pH, Aluminum, Hydrogen, C.E.C., percent base saturation of cation elements, K/Mg ratio, Sulphur, Nitrate
SW Organic Matter, Phosphorus (sodium bicarb and bray 1), exchangeable Potassium,Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Soil pH, Buffer pH, Aluminum, Hydrogen, C.E.C., perscent saturation of cation elements, K/Mg ratio, Sulphur, Nitrate, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron
Sub-Surface Analysis

with Complete(SW) or Basic (SW1B2) Soil Test Package

Package Description
SWB Organic Matter,Nitrate, Sulphur, pH, exchangeable Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium
Additional Analysis

with Basic(SW1B2) or SW Soil Package

Package Description
Individual Micronutrient Elements

with SW, SW1B2 or SWB

Package Description
Individual Micronutrient Element
Turf and Parkland Suitability Analysis
Package Description
STP1 This package includes OM,available Phos.,potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc,manganese, iron,copper,boron,sulfur,pH,%saturation of cations, cation exchange capacity,sodium,soluble salts,atrazine and hydrometer
STP2 STP1 + Triazine
SMETL ICAP Metal Scan + Arsenic, Selenium, Mercury
STEXT %sand, %silt, %clay by Hydrometer
BSINT Written Report (Agronomy Only) Composite report for more than one sample is only available provided the samples are from the same location
Compost Quality Assurance Package (CQA)
Package Description
CQA Environmental trace element parameters, soil suitability parameters (S8C), maturity, particle size, total inert materials, microbiological(fecal coliform &salmonellla)
Soil Health
Package Description
SBT OM,CO² Respiration, Mineralizable Nitrogen,Biological Quality Rating
SBT2 SBT + N03N & NH4N
Soil Physical Measurements
Package Description
Sand Classification: (USGA Size Limits by Wet Sieving)
USGA2 Includes Bulk Density, Pore Space, Infiltration Rate and 1/10 Bar Moisture Retention
USGA3 1/3 plus 15 bar Moisture Limits by Pressure Membrane
Bulk Density (Disturbed Soil)
Particle Size Analysis (% Sand, % Silt,% Clay, and Textural Classification by Hydrometer Method)
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
Miscellaneous Soil Analysis
Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio Package (Carbon (LOI), Total Nitrogen, C:N Ratio)
Cation Exchange Capacity
Chloride (with Basic Soil Test)
Conductivity (Soluble Salts)- with Basic Soil Test
Neutralization Potential
Nitrogen, Ammonium
Nitrogen, Nitrate
Organic Matter
pH, Buffer pH