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Richgro is aware that fast, accurate analysis of plants, growing media and water is of paramount importance in creating inexpensive, safe and future-sensitive solutions to production outputs. Richgro Laboratory Services, launched in 2005, will assist you in making critical production decisions by providing you with the highest standards of fast, reliable and accurate testing services at all times.

IMPROVEMENT THROUGH KNOWLEDGE. WHY IS TESTING IMPORTANT?

  • Maintaining good plant health and maximum crop productivity
  • The diagnosis of nutritional problems and a better understanding of nutritional requirements
  • The monitoring of changes in soils and hence requirements over time
  • The decisions on the choice of adequate soils and fertilisers
  • Avoiding unnecessary losses. Visual symptoms can appear too late and a good testing program can bring to your attention changes in the soil and plant nutrition which could otherwise go on unseen until it is too late

TESTING METHODS AND RESULTS

Testing is conducted using the most advanced State of the Art equipment. A large modern testing facility, Richgro Laboratory Services is fully equipped with Atomic Absorbtion Spectrometer, UV-VIS Spectrometer, high definition microbiological microscope and more. All analytical work and testing is conducted by our highly qualified and expert staff with professionalism that will exceed your expectations.

All analytical tests come with a comprehensive, efficient, user-friendly report that communicates the critical information you need. The turnaround time for a complete analysis is approximately 2 weeks (depending on complexity of  testing) from the time sample is received.

TESTING SERVICES

Soil Testing: Measure of soil fertility and a very affordable way of maintaining good plant health and maximum crop productivity. Soil Testing includes pH, organic matter, nitrate nitrogen, ammonia nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, electrical conductivity, copper, zinc, manganese, iron and boron.

soil sample Soil Testing: Measure of soil fertility and a very affordable way of maintaining good plant health and maximum crop productivity. Soil Testing includes pH, organic matter, nitrate nitrogen, ammonia nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, electrical conductivity, copper, zinc, manganese, iron and boron.
plant_tissue Plant Tissue Testing: Gives insight into the nutritional history of the plant during the past few weeks. Plant tissue testing includes total nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, chloride, phosphorus, sulphur, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, copper, zinc, manganese, iron and boron.
water_sample Water Sample Testing: Perhaps the single most important test a grower can have. A sound basis for how to best adjust your formulas, systems or methods to get superior results. Water sample testing includes pH, Electrical conductivity, total dissolved salts, nitrate nitrogen, ammonium-nitrogen, phosphorus, chloride, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, boron, sulphur, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, total hardness, sodium absorption ratio, carbonates, bicarbonates and total alkalinity.
24-105 L Plant Pathogens Testing: Improve the health and profitability of your crop, pasture or nursery enterprise with our plant pathogen identification service (fungal disease testing). This will definitely save you expenditure on unnecessary or incorrect chemicals and assist you to implement the best possible practice of disease control.

Other Tests: Potting mixes, soil conditioners, composts, mulches, soils for landscaping and garden use, fertilisers.

All testing conducted in accordance with Australian Standards AS3743 for Potting Mixes, AS4454 for Soil Conditioners, Composts and Mulches and AS4419 for Soils for Landscaping and Garden use.

For any testing enquiries please call the Laboratory Manager on (08) 6258 7100