To ensure the best results for your soil AB Lime offers some of the most comprehensive testing on the market. With this information we are able to work with you to truly understand your soil needs, reducing the need for unnecessary additional nutrients and reduce the risk of run-off.
Some of our many tests include:
AB Lime uses independent New Zealand labs for all their testing
The advantages of soil testing are:
The physical properties of a soil can have as large an impact on plant growth as its chemical fertility. There are a number of indicators that can be easily observed that might suggest a decline in soil structure:
Herbage testing is a tool that complements soil testing.
Plants growing in nutrient deficient soils show it in the way that they grow. Yellowing or dry edges, stunted roots or deformed fruit could be due to nutrient deficiencies. However sometimes physical conditions can be confusing, as it takes an experienced person to determine whether a plant is suffering from a deficiency or a toxicity! Herbage analysis gives assurance to visual indicators.
It is important to remember that while a herbage test can tell you what nutrients are or are not being taken up by a plant, it does not tell you why.
AB Lime consultants are able to take herbage samples, send them away and help interpret the results for you. We use Hills Laboratories to analyse herbage samples.