Agricultural Testing

Agriculture Analysis

Spectralab Analytical provides analytical services within agricultural field, particularly in the areas of plant and soil nutrients and water analysis, in determining the ongoing nutritional requirements of crops, soil health and fertility.

Services & Analytical Capability

  • Soil Analysis
  • Plant Analysis
  • Fertilizer & Lime Analysis
  • Manure Analysis
  • Compost Analysis
  • Water Analysis
  • Lawn & Garden Analysis
  • Greenhouse Media

Basic

  • pH (Water) pH (CaCl2)
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC)
  • Organic Carbon
  • Nitrate N, Ammonium N
  • Sulfur
  • K
  • Phosphorus

Standard

  • pH (Water) pH (CaCl2)
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC)
  • Organic Carbon
  • Nitrate N, Ammonium N
  • Sulfur
  • K
  • Phosphorus
  • Exchangeable Cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na)
  • Exchangeable aluminium & acidity (pHw < 7.0)
  • CEC

Complete

  • pH (Water) pH (CaCl2)
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC)
  • Organic Carbon
  • Nitrate N, Ammonium N
  • Sulfur
  • K
  • Phosphorus
  • Exchangable Cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na)
  • Exchangeable aluminium & acidity (pHw < 7.0)
  • CEC
  • DTPA (Trace elements) (Mn, Zn, Cu, Fe)
  • Boron

Premium

  • pH (Water) pH (CaCl2)
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC)
  • Organic Carbon
  • Nitrate N, Ammonium N
  • Sulfur
  • Phosphorus (Olsen/Bray)
  • Exchangeable Cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na)
  • Exchangeable aluminium & acidity (pHw < 7.0)
  • CEC
  • DTPA (Trace elements) (Mn, Zn, Cu, Fe)
  • Boron

Standard Soil Test

  • pH
  • Organic Matter
  • Total Exchange Capacity
  • Sulfur
  • Phosphorous
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Boron
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Aluminum
  • % Base Saturation Ca, Mg, K, Na

Tissue Test

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Nitrogen
  • Sulfur
  • Sodium
  • Boron
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Zinc

Standard Water Test

  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Sodium Adsorption Ratio
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Iron
  • Carbonate
  • Bicarbonate
  • Chloride
  • Sulfur
  • Salt Concentration
  • Boron

Why Soil test?

Predictive – To check nutritional status of my soil? What soil chemical properties are limiting my production?

Trouble Shooting - Are chemical properties in my soil causing underperformance or affecting yield?

Monitoring - Have there been any changes to the chemical properties of my soil over time.

  • Assess the capacity of the soil to support plant growth
  • Establish current soil nutritional status
  • Diagnose plant nutrient deficiencies/toxicities
  • Make informed decisions for soil management and fertiliser applications to maximise yields and profits
  • Indicate the ameliorants required to correct physical or chemical soil imbalances
  • Monitor soil fertility; building soil health and fertility
  • Fine tune nutritional inputs
  • Ensure fertiliser applications have no adverse environmental effects

Additionally, establishing a fertile soil will improve:

  • Yields
  • Quality of produce — appearance, weight, taste, shelf life
  • Food nutrient value
  • Resistance to pests and diseases
  • Livestock performance
  • Water use efficiency
  • Fertiliser use efficiency
  • Profit

Who we are

Spectralab Analytical Services is a privately owned independent analytical testing laboratory located in Nairobi.  Our main laboratory is situated along Dar es Salaam Road, Industrial Area. +Readmore...

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Office: 2nd Flr, ABC Bank Building, Dar es Salaam Rd.
Tel: +254 020 655 1177, 020 240 8111, 0775 502 222
Email: lab@spectralab.co.ke, lab.spectra@gmail.com

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