Plant Testing
APAL's highly cost-effective and selective monitoring tool makes it easy to maintain plant health and optimise crop and pasture production.

APAL can determine the current nutrient status of your crop or pasture by chemical testing of plant tissue (usually leaves or petioles). Our plant analysis provides a clear indication of plant health and of the availability for nutrient uptake through the roots and leaves.

Used correctly, plant tissue testing is a highly cost effective and strategic monitoring tool for maintaining plant health and optimising your crop and pasture production. An essential part of the process is diagnosing and correcting existing nutrient problems.

APAL's plant tissue testing is valuable for:

  • Monitoring crop nutrient status for optimal crop production
  • Ensuring balanced plant nutrient levels for top produce quality
  • Predicting plant nutrient problems during the growing season to avoid production loss
  • Understanding interactions between the soil and plant nutrient uptake
  • Formulating foliar spray programs to address nutrient deficiencies and imbalances
  • Determining the uptake of applied nutrients by the plant
  • Providing a guide to animal health problems

Reporting is available either as data only or graphically including crop specific ranges sourced from referenced standards.

If you're after more information about conducting plant sampling, our Plant Sampling Instructions will help you get on the right track.

APAL Example Reports

Plant testing results are delivered in a format of your choice: data files, reports including analysis of each tested element against optimal ranges or custom uploads to your chosen platforms.

Multiple reporting formats can be easily generated. An example of our interpreted report is available below.

Plant Tissue Analysis Report Example

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Submitting Samples

It's easy to submit your samples for testing. To see how APAL can work best for you, select your business type.

Don't forget that you can track the status of your testing at any time on our APAL Online Portal.

For Farmers

APAL works with farmers to enable full variable rate farming by providing them with invaluable insight into paddock soil, and the technology to ensure consistent testing year after year.

For Agronomists & Stores

APAL works with agronomists and stores to give growers the confidence they need to hit yield targets and cut back on fertiliser expenses.

For Researchers

APAL works with researchers to provide analysis on soil properties and plant tissues, to improve their specialist knowledge.

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