Soil and Plant Analysis

In order to produce high-quality fruit, vegetables and fodder in sufficient quantities, plants require adequate and appropriate nutrients.

Soil analysis is an essential tool to provide recommendations for specific fertilisers which support successful and environmentally friendly farming.

  • analysis of soil from agricultural crops and domestic gardens
  • compost analysis
  • analysis of soil and substrate for gardeners
  • analysis of fertilisers and irrigation water
  • main parameters: soil type, humus, pH value, lime content, principal nutrients and trace elements, mineral nitrogen, salts, heavy metals, grain size distribution, cation exchange capacity, cress germination tests
  • development and testing of improved methods of agrochemical analysis
  • consultation services for a balanced, environmentally friendly fertilisation approach

The nutritional condition of plants can be determined by analysing plant organs, especially leaves. This test indicates whether crops are adequately supplied with essential nutrients and assesses fruit quality by determining its nutritional content.

  • analysis of fruit-tree and grapevine leaves throughout the growing season
  • early diagnosis of nutritional deficiencies or excess in cultivated plants
  • analysis of various plant materials to determine the content of principal and trace elements
  • determination of nutritional and heavy metal content in fruit
  • detection of bitter pit in apples (calcium prognosis in July)

In 2014, the Laboratory for Soil and Plant Analysis was accredited according to ISO 17025:2005 with the accreditation number ACCREDIA 0463. Click below for a list of all accredited analysis methods:

For more information on the accreditation, please visit