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Soil Sampling

Soil pH is the first fundamental to get right when considering soil health and crop nutrition. The pH of the soil affects the availability of every other nutrient in the soil, both major nutrients and important trace elements. From 10 years of experience as lime spreading contractors, we know first hand that soil pH is extremely variable across relatively small land areas. This variability can be mapped with GPS technology for very low cost, using our in-house testing and GPS mapping facilities.

Our pH mapping service, available to both fruit and arable growers, is second to none. Using a GPS tracking system which logs each sample site, we are able to get the most accurate of soil results. If you are unsure about any of the results, we will re-sample without any quibble and show you the raw sample results.

Having mapped out the areas of acidity, we can produce a prescription map detailing the rates of lime required in each area according to the current pH as measured by sampling and the target pH for the crop being grown. As a FACTS qualified advisor Steve Pack is able to set appropriate rates to hone the pH across the orchard or vineyard as precisely as possible to the crop requirement.

In addition to pH sampling, we can also offer sampling for P,K, Mg, Organic Matter, Carbon:Nitrogen Ratio, Soil Mineral Nitrogen, Trace Elements and much more.

We can offer a complete ‘cradle to grave’ nutrient management service, from initial soil sampling and mapping to ordering of the appropriate fertilisers, taking delivery at our depot if necessary, spreading of the fertiliser, and producing the appropriate records for the grower. This one-stop service takes the hassle away from the grower and ensures that nutrient management is taken care of in a timely manner keeping soils in tip-top condition.