Horticultural Soil Testing Service

Soil testing service for existing and new horticulture developments

AgAssist provides a service for customers who are in the horticulture development phase to identify the suitability and capabilities of soils within the development area.

Knowing your soils capabilities is essential for irrigation, drainage and crop planting design as well as determining required pre-planting nutrients and amendments.

Prior to any new horticulture investment is critical to soil test (topsoil and subsoil) to know what you are up against so you can make important planting and crop management decision.

Below is a brief explanation of the service which is offered. AgAssist also offers a general soil and plant tissue testing service for horticultural clients.

Sample EM38 Map

An EM38 survey carried out by AgLogic is used to identify differences in deep and shallow soil types

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ute with GPS

Once the soil zones are identified they are located within the paddock for testing using a GPS system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Each of the soil zones are tested using a hydraulic deep soil probe to collect topsoil and subsoil samples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soil Cores

Soil capabilities are identified according to soil type, structure, drainage and chemical analysis.