Soil Tests & Sampling



Since 1994, Stratford Agri-Analysis has provided accurate soil tests and soil sampling to more than 7500 farms - a total of more then 3/4 million acres!

When it comes to soil testing and soil sampling, our professional team has the experience and expertise. Our agronomists are committed to providing you with accurate recommendations.

We offer farmers a choice of comprehensive soil sampling packages. Each one is designed to help manage soil fertility - resulting in better yields and lower input costs.

You may pull your own composite soil samples if you wish. Follow the guidelines provided to ensure a good sample is taken. For more information on how to take a soil sample you can print the soil sampling brochure provided in the right margin.

Composite Soil Sampling

  GPS Soil Sampling
2.5 Acre Grid

  • Field perimeters with acreage and sample locations
  • Soil analysis for pH, OM, P, K, Mg, Ca, CEC & %Base Saturation
  • Crop recommendations
  • Lime recommendations
  • Economic nutrient balance sheet
  • Record keeping system
  • Independent Certified Crop Advisor
 
  • Field perimeters with acreage and sample locations
  • Soil analysis for pH, OM, P, K, Mg, Ca, CEC & %Base Saturation
  • Crop recommendations for 3 years 
  • Lime recommendations
  • Economic nutrient balance sheet
  • Record keeping system
  • Geo-referenced samples every 2.5 acres
  • Micro nutrients analyzed on a composite basis every 10 samples
  • Colour maps of fertility levels
  • Lime application map
  • Results downloaded to your local nutrient supplier
  • Independent Certified Crop Advisor

Also available as a 5.0 acre grid
($8.00 per acre)


Sample Maps




Sample Point Map


Organic Matter (OM) Map


Potassium (K) Map
 
pH Map


Phosphorus (P) Map


Lime Application Map (lbs/ac)

 

Soil Test Packages


Click here to review our full price list for soil analysis and testing packages.

  Packages  

 


Shared Point of View


"Soil testing is one of the best risk management tools available to manage agronomic, economic and environmental risk"
says Len Kryzanowski of Alberta Ag. in a CBC Editorial.

"Knowing what your soil test levels are eliminates the guessing for both fertilizers and manure nutrients."
"Now, when soil is cool but not yet frozen is the best time of year for fall soil sampling and testing" says Kryzanowski

"For fall applications, you save immediately by only applying the nutrients you need. If you'll be applying in the spring, you can use the soil test results help to devise a cropping strategy to maximize returns."

"And this is no small change. You can save thousands of dollars by the effective management of your fertilizer investment," he says

"Those of us who promote soil testing sometimes sound like a broken record season after season, year after year, we recite the merits of this practice. But the reasons for testing get stronger with every rise in fertilizer prices and change in crop prices."

"The money you put into the ground to grow a crop is always at risk. Who knows what commodity prices will be like a year from now? Who knows if you'll even have a crop to sell?"

"One thing is certain: Any money you save by reducing costs is yours to keep and optimizing productivity improves your opportunity for profit" says Kryzanowski