Testing Services

 

Sun Gro® Horticulture provides the best analytical services to meet customer needs. We offer the following analyses and services to optimize all growing parameters:

  • Growing Media Analysis
  • Plant Tissue Analysis
  • Greenhouse & Nursery Water Analysis
  • Fertilizer Solution Analysis
  • Dry Fertilizer Analysis
  • Golf and Turf Soil Analysis
  • Field Soil Analysis
  • Pesticide Testing
  • Metals Testing
  • Plant Pathology Services

Results are posted online at Sun Gro’s Analytical website. Our specialists will help interpret test results and provide nutritional recommendations or other advice.

 

Sample Submission Forms

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Why Analyze?

Regular media, irrigation water and plant tissue testing is insurance against crop production disasters. The detection and prevention of plant nutritional problems can be a crucial factor in crop success. As nutritional problems advance, plant damage can become irreversible which can cause plants to become unsellable or of lesser quality.

Water Analysis: It is essential for growers to know the chemical composition of their irrigation water. This knowledge allows for the optimization of fertilizer programs and the avoidance of potential problems due to poor water quality. Analysis of irrigation water consists of a “snapshot” of nutritional conditions at sampling time. Water quality can vary significantly between seasons and years. All on-site ponds, wells or water sources should be tested separately as their qualities can vary considerably. Fertilizer concentrations are often incorrect due to improper preparation or faulty injectors. Check injectors with frequent soluble salt readings and periodic complete nutritional analysis. (Sampling Instructions)

Soil Analysis: This analysis consists of a “snapshot” of nutritional conditions at sampling time. Water quality can vary significantly between seasons and years. Test all ponds, wells or water sources on-site separately as they can vary from each other. Fertilizer concentrations are often incorrect due to improper preparation or faulty injectors. Check injectors with frequent soluble salt readings and periodic complete nutritional analysis. (Sampling Instructions)

Media Analysis: Analysis of growing media consists of a “snapshot” of nutritional conditions at sampling time, which can help growers optimize mixes to fit their specific crop needs. Results can depend upon the most recent irrigation time (e.g. clear water leach, fertilizer application or fungicide drench). This test often requires samples from both healthy and unhealthy plants. (Sampling Instructions)

Plant Tissue Analysis: Plant tissue testing is the most effective method of identifying crop nutritional imbalances. Analysis results consist of a “picture” of the accumulated effects of your nutritional program. For best results, include a matching media sample for each tissue sample. This test may require samples from both healthy and unhealthy plants. (Sampling Instructions)