ASPAC is an independent international organisation comprising individuals, laboratories, and research and commercial organisations involved in soil and plant tissue analysis. Primarily, it promotes the adoption of:
- Appropriate field sampling protocols
- Uniform and reliable soil and plant analytical methods
- Sound interpretation guidelines
- The most reliable and appropriate advice to clients
ASPAC also brings together individuals and groups from industry, public institutions and independent laboratories in Australia, New Zealand and other countries in the region to share information and technology on soil and plant tissue analysis.
ASPAC conducts annual laboratory proficiency programs.
ASPAC distributes check soil and plant tissue samples for analysis by participating laboratories, under this quality assurance program. It involves three rounds of four samples collected throughout the year with the results for all laboratories collated by an independent company.
Based on the accuracy of their results, laboratories achieve certification for various elements and methods.
See www.aspac-australasia.com for accreditations.
APAL has a Biosecurity SA accredited Quarantine Facility (Level 2) and can accept your samples without pre-treatment.