Because plant and soil samples come to APAL from interstate clients, we must comply with South Australia's bio-security and plant health regulations.
All samples from all sources are placed in a secure quarantine room on arrival and then heat treated before they are released into the laboratory.
After testing all samples are destroyed by high temperature incineration. These measures are important to protect South Australian agriculture.
You can help as well by ensuring your sample bags and envelopes are securely sealed before posting. Dont overfill your soil bags because it puts pressure on the zip-lock seals.
Sample holding times.
Because samples need to be stored and then disposed of safely, APAL can only hold samples for a maximum of three weeks after testing.
If you have any queries about your test results or if you need additional tests carried out on your samples, please let us know immediately.