Water Testing
APAL provides water analysis for irrigation, spray quality and livestock. Our water testing service determines the suitability of your water for agricultural use.

Why water test?

Water product offerings can be found in our service guide. Our water testing enables you to comprehensively analyse:

  • pH
  • Total Alkalinity
  • Bicarbonate
  • Carbonate
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Hardness
  • Saturation Index
  • Sodium
  • Chloride
  • EC (Conductivity)
  • Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR)
  • Total dissolved solids (TDS)
  • Nitrate
  • Phosphorus
  • Sulphur
  • Potassium
  • Aluminium
  • Iron
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Boron
  • Molybdenum

NEW SPRAYCHECK product

The quality of water used for spraying operations can be critical to ensuring the best spray results for many farm chemicals. Many products are affected by poor water quality. This new, simple and cost-effective product will provide you with the analysis to ensure that you are getting the most from your chemical, reporting and aligning with GRDC's spray water quality factsheet.

APAL also provides quotes for custom tests on request.

Please note: If using your own sampling bottle, please ensure it is thoroughly rinsed.

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

APAL Example Reports

Water testing results are returned as a technical report including analysis of each tested element against optimal ranges. An example of this report is available below.

Water 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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