Soil analyses

The professional soil and water analyses from TURF are performed by the independent analysis laboratory AgSource Laboratories in Lincoln, Nebraska (USA) and evaluated using the Analync computer system.

Soil and water naturally represent the prevailing conditions and basis for every lawn. So it is all the more important to know exactly about the composition of these two significant factors and to continuously monitor them. Detailed and professional analyses deliver the best requirements for custom fertilising plans and optimised care management.

A comprehensive soil and nutrient analysis is essential for needs-based and economic fertilising.

The analysis by the renowned laboratory and long-term partner of TURF covers more than 45 parameters. Among other things, these include all the main and train nutrients, divided into availability and total content in the soil, base saturation, cation exchange capacity, pH value and organic matter. Further factors that may lead to damage to the grass are also analysed. Among other things, these include the total salt content, sodium and chloride, as well as hydrogen carbonate.

A separate water solubility test provides information about the current availability of all micro and macro-nutrients.

As a result, nutrient shortages and blockages are identified early and can be reacted to in a targeted manner. Because of the large amount of data, we are able to estimate the root zone of the greens, tees, fairways as exactly as possible and offer precise solutions. This relates both to the fertilising plans and care management.

Our services include:

  • Intensive explanation and discussion of the results
  • Proposals for the next steps
  • Fertilising plans precisely matched to the soil analysis
  • Matched and adjusted to the tournament calendar as required

Our analysis covers:

  1. Main nutrients, secondary nutrients and trace elements
  2. pH value and buffer capability
  3. Saturation index
  4. Cation exchange capacity
  5. Soluble salts and conductivity
  6. Organic matter
  7. Base saturation
  8. Estimated phosphor and nitrate release over the year
  9. Chloride, hydrogen carbonates
  10. Graphic representation of all the results