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Soil Testing & Comprehensive Soil Auditing

Kinsey Agricultural Services Inc

Using Perry Agricultural Laboratory Inc. in America

Soil tests report:

  • Total Exchange Capacity
  • pH
  • Base Saturations (%)
  • All Major Elements (kg/ha except S in p.p.m)
  • Essential Trace Elements (p.p.m)
  • Organic Matter (%)

We insist on using the Perry Ag reports when balancing a soil as these are the tests William Albrecht used to develop this system for soil fertility.

Using this test and Albrechts calculations we can tell you how many kg/ha of nutrient is required to correct soil deficits. If using another test we can see the general trend of a soil but we would not attempt to bring a soil to excellence without the correct numbers to perform the correct calculations.

Herbage Testing

Tracking your crops nutrient stages as you approach key growth stages helps to address yield limiting factors before yields are affected. Due to the quick turn around required for such tests we use Hills Laborities for herbage sampling.

Compost Manure Analysis

Compost or manure are both valuable and economical ways of building soil nutrients, however, often the system can be over done by large applications of nutrient dense product. This in turn can cause more complicated nutrient relationships where one nutrient is antagonistic to the uptake of other nutrients. Therefore, it is vital that you know the nutrient content of the product you apply.

Custom Blended Fertiliser

By custom blending fertiliser to suit our clients soils individual needs we have the Ultimate Goal to:

Provide our Growers with the highest nutritional value fertiliser that will provide nutrients for the entire growing season blended together for a one pass application.

WE do this by juggling a number of factors

  • Referring to the SOIL TEST (Manage what you measure) remember, often nutrient excesses can cause more problems. For example excess Phosphorous ties us Zinc and Copper
  • PRIORITISE – identify the soils most yield limiting factors.
  • Begin to address your soils most limiting factors while supplying enough NPKS to drive growth
  • Your Crops specific requirements. For example Kale and Boron, Lucerne
  • Animal Health aspects Zn, Cu
  • Nutrient availability. Is it quick or slow releasing. For example Calcium and Dolomite take 2-3 years to complete releasing Calcium and Magnesium. Mg Sulphate with these products ot supply some soluble Mg for this years’ crop.
  • Starter fertiliser combined with slow release or stable fertiliser to feed the crop over the entire growing season.
  • Maintain soil levels and begin to build soil fertility by using a mixture of fast and slow release fertiliser. Feed the soil for improved structure, microbial persistence and the soil will feed the plant.
  • Application restraints: Spreading width and pdk production stage. Dolomite and Mg2000 while excellent products in term of Mg % can only be spread over 12m width.