New Age/Landmark, Inc. - Agricultural Laboratory Services
New Age/Landmark – Agricultural Laboratory Services provides analysis of the following types of samples:
· Fertilizer and Lime
· Plant Tissue
· Compost and Manure
Samples for routine analysis are usually completed in 3 to 5 working days. Reports are delivered via email for efficiency and convenience to you. Hard copies are also available.
We provide analytical and consulting services to all areas of the agricultural community. We pride ourselves in quick turnaround time and analytical accuracy. We use modern, well maintained, and daily calibrated equipment to perform valid analytical procedures.
This is why we test…
The major objective of soil analysis is to inventory the soil’s nutrient reserves and chemical composition. Since insufficiencies of essential elements can limit crop yields, this information is vital to determine what, if any, additions of fertilizer or lime are justified to produce maximum economic yields. Soil analysis is the best way to insure that lime and fertilizer nutrients are applied in both an economically and environmentally responsible manner.
Backed up by chemistry and research, soil analysis should be part of every producer’s arsenal to control costs, maximize returns and protect the environment.
Fertilizer raw material manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and growers all have a vested interest in knowing that the products that they handle meet or exceed quality and content specifications. The only way to be sure that the product that you are making, buying or selling meets quality and content specifications is to have it tested by a laboratory.
Soil pH is one of the most important factors affecting soil fertility. Plant nutrients are most available when soil pH is maintained at a level just below neutral (pH 6.5 to 6.8). Ground agricultural limestone can be used to raise soil pH to a desirable level.
Plant tissue analysis is a diagnostic tool that has been used for many years. It is based on the concept that, up to a certain critical point, the content of a nutrient in plant tissue is directly related to yield. And, nutrient concentrations in plants are directly related to the quantity of that nutrient in the soil that is available to the plant. Therefore, plant tissue analysis and soil testing go hand in hand.
Compost is widely used in horticulture and it helps improve the soil structure and enrich the nutrient content of the soil. As a result, there is an increasing interest in composting.
Manure is a valuable resource that can supply essential crop nutrients to displace the need for commercial fertilizers and organic matter to improve soil structure. Efficient utilization of manure can substantially reduce your production costs and protect our environment.
Water is consumed in larger quantities than any other nutrient. A comprehensive water analysis can indicate the suitability of a water supply for household, irrigation, or livestock use. The purity of water refers to the presence or absence of bacteria presumed to be coliform. If water tests positive for coliforms, it should not be used for human consumption without boiling or chemical treatment.
New Age Landmark, Inc. provides a full range of environmental analytical testing services, such as analysis of soil, sediment, water, leachates, dust, and air. The range of analytical services provided for the above mentioned matrices includes routine, trace and ultra-trace level organics (volatiles, semi volatiles, pesticides, PCBs, herbicides) and metals. Analysis methods are based on well-established and internationally recognized procedures such as those published by the US Environmental Protection Agency.