Soil Analysis Services
Soil sampling analysis is a free service to Payne Crop Nutrition farmer customers, but is chargeable if no purchase of a 'root crop blend' is made. We are happy to give advice, please speak to your Payne Crop Nutrition technical sales advisor for more information.
Payne Crop Nutrition's key focus is on root crops for soil analysis but is able to carry out soil sampling for combinable crops on a charging basis.
Fields are independently sampled by an accredited company.
Independently analysed by a recognised lab,for example NRM.
Soil Sampling is Key to Crop Nutrition
Soil sampling can add value and reduce waste by indicating the exact nutrient requirements for your crop and soil. By targeting and balancing the needs of your crop we cut out wasted use of nutrients and cost. This strategy works for you and for the environment.
Testing your field
A soil-sampling auger allows the sampler to sample at depth without digging, making sampling at the correct depth relatively straightforward while also ensuring that the same amount of soil is collected from each sampling location. Our samplers use a plastic bucket for collecting cores and mixing them before putting them in the sample packaging. The use of metallic buckets should be avoided as they often contain elements that can contaminate analyses. We test for Phosphate, Potash, Magnesium and pH levels. Tests for other elements such as Boron, Sulphur, Copper, Zinc, and Sodium are available on request.
What happens next?
The soil analysis results are returned to us in the standard DEFRA index system 0-10, 0 being deficient and 10 being high in nutrients. This is the standard layout that all labs use. A Payne Crop Nutrition sales advisor will then interpret the results, using DEFRA, RB209, previous cropping and local knowledge, will make a nutrient recommendation for your crop and supply you with the correct fertiliser.