Diagnostic Soil, Water & Plant Analysis

SportsTurf Consultants provides a comprehensive range of laboratory services, which are designed to meet the diverse requirements of the turf industry. These laboratory services can be used either;

  • to solve specific turf problems before excessive damage to the turf surface occurs and costly remedial action needs to be undertaken
  • as part of a routine monitoring program of the turf environment to provide good healthy turf and to optimise all of the inputs needed to maintain turf.
  • pH and salts
  • Basic Nutrients
    (pH, salts, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, CEC, Ca: Mg ratio, cation balances)
  • Full Nutrient Analysis
    (basic + trace elements; S, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, B, Cl)
  • Full Nutrient (as above) plus Organic Content

Leaf tissue analysis

  • Complete Analysis
    (total N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg, Na, Cl, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, B)

Water analysis

  • pH and salts
  • Complete Analysis
    (pH, salts, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, CO3, HCO3, SO4, Cl, Zn, Cu, Fe, Mn, B, SAR, hardness)

Soil physical analysis

  • Standard suitability
    (pH, salts, particle distribution & drainage)
  • USGA suitability
    (pH, salts, particle distribution, drainage, total porosity, aeration porosity, moisture content & bulk density)
  • Sand / gravel compatibility
  • Moisture Release Curve
    (to determine optimum profile depth)
  • Bunker Sand Analysis
    (pH, salts, particle distribution, drainage, angle repose, particle shape & ball penetration)
  • Cricket Wicket Analysis
    (sand, silt, clay, cracking, shrinkage, pH & salts)

Biological Analysis

  • Disease, insect and weed identification with recommendations for control
  • Nematode testing

Other tests are available – contact us to discuss your requirements

Samples can either be taken by our experienced consultants during an on-site inspection or submitted directly to our laboratory for analysis.