LEAF ANALYSIS - Test only
N, S, P, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, B, Na, Mo, Cl, & NO3.
As a general rule you should collect the youngest fully expanded
General sampling instructions
- In designing your sampling plan try to select trees/ bushes etc
of the same variety and rootstock along the sampling path. A
typical random sampling pattern is shown below.
- Exclude pollinators and diseased or otherwise abnormal trees
- Exclude dusty or soil contaminated plants and do not sample
fields within 3-5 days after being sprayed with pesticides or
IMPORTANT - UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU
SEND AT LEAST ABOUT 200 GRAMS (ABOUT TWO HAND FULLS) OF FRESH PLANT
MATERIAL FOR EACH SAMPLE REQUIRING LABORATORY ANALYSIS.
FOR OLIVES: Collect youngest mature leaf at mid portion of
the current seasons non-fruiting laterals (extension growth), taken
at shoulder height.
Please state clearly on the analysis request form that the
Olive/Nectarine method of sampling has been used.
Delivery charges apply.
The sample kit is usually sent to you via post, the sample sent from you to the lab via courier, and the results supplied by email.
Results from your leaf analysis are usually available within 2 weeks of submitting your sample to the lab.