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Soil testing

Our role

Soil is the most important resource in agriculture. Understanding and maintaining the health of your soils will provide you with a foundation for sustainable agriculture and increased productivity. The diagnostic services provided by NSW DPI laboratory services can assist you in maintaining the health of your soil.

Our soil testing laboratory at Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute is NATA-accredited and independent, giving you consistent, reliable results.

Why should I have my soil tested?

There are two reasons why you should have your soil tested:

  1. To get a snapshot of the chemical properties of the soil in a paddock - this is usually done prior to the sowing of a crop or pasture.
  2. To monitor changes in soil properties.