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Analytical

Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) is pleased to offer independent analytical testing services for the sports turf and turf production industries. Please contact us to discuss your testing needs in greater detail. Testing includes, but not limited to:

  • Soil and leaf tissue nutritional analysis
  • Soil and water pH and EC testing in-house to Australian Standard
  • Bulk density testing
  • Particle size analysis testing, including in-house testing
  • Organic matter testing (loss on ignition testing) in-house
  • Soil microbiology testing in-house
  • Gravel testing
  • Water nutritional testing
  • DNA testing of turfgrass
  • Plant health testing including foliage and root disease testing and nematode testing
  • Contaminated soil testing including metals testing of eight heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, zinc and mercury) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Microbiological testing of soil and water for pathogens including Faecal Coliforms, E. coli, Enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Clostridium perfringens.
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