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Testing Services

YLAD Living Soils provides a soil testing and recommendation service. For a free soil testing kit contact YLAD Living Soils. The Soil Tests are conducted by The environmental Analysis Laboratory, Southern Cross University, Lismore.

The soil analysis includes:
  • TEC / CEC
  • Colloidal Organic Matter
  • pH
  • Nitrogen
  • Sulphur
  • Phosphates as P2O5
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Salinity EC
  • Paramagnetism
  • Conductivity
  • Silica
  • Boron
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Aluminium
  • Hydrogen

Test also includes La Motte/Reams test, measures the amount of immediately available plant food and it offers an indication of microbial activity - particularly fungal activity. Selenium, Cobalt and Molybdenum can also be tested.

Crop specific ideal levels with bar graph presentation for easy interpretation.
Base saturation percentages with bar graph presentation.
Conversion of all levels to ppm (parts per million) for easy comparison.