With more than 30 years’ experience, Hortus Analytical Services is proud to combine the highest quality standards of a world-class NATA accredited and ASPAC certified laboratory with the friendly service of a small regional team.
Our broad range of tests is designed to improve agricultural and livestock productivity, support fresh produce and food processing quality assurance, and guide regeneration in agriculture, mining and environmental projects. We go beyond data to provide you with the information and insights you need to make well-informed business decisions.
As Australia’s original sap test and QuickSoil test developer, we are also committed to continuously improving the tools you have available to you to meet the increasing information demands of our competitive world.
Our Testing Capabilities
Sap testing shows the level of nutrients available for metabolism in the sap flow of a plant. Undertaken during the growing season, sap testing enables you to correct deficiencies before crop loss occurs and improve your fruit set before harvest.
The original QuickSoil test, developed by Hortus Analytical, provides fast and accurate assessment of the readily available nutrients in the active root zone of a plant. Unlike traditional soil tests, QuickSoil is a monitoring tool that supports you to make vital adjustments throughout the growing season.
Testing for a range of typical microbiology in water, soil and produce to assist you to meet regulatory requirements for food safety and support farm management decisions.
Dry tissue analysis is mostly used post-harvest to analyse the total cumulated nutrients. It is used to support an overall nutrient management program and provides important insights into adjustments you need to prepare for the following season.
Continuous use of a poor-quality water source can be detrimental to your plant or livestock health and/or soil structure. Our tests complete the picture of inter-relationship between plant, soil and water allowing you to filter or treat your water as necessary to improve crop profitability.
Identification of diseases in your plants, particularly when combined with our Challenge Plating service, ensures you are applying the right treatment to eliminate your problem
Soil tests determine nutrient levels and other relevant qualities of your soil, providing insights into how your soil is affecting your crop productivity. A soil test enables you to develop a fertiliser program for your particular crop, in your specific situation, in order to maximise your productivity.
Gain powerful and fast insights to facilitate quick action during the growing season by combining tests to understand both the available nutrients in the soil and your crops ability to access them. By responding to deficiencies during the growing season, you may reduce your chance of crop loss and maximise your yield.
Testing produce, water and soil for chemical residues assists you to meet regulatory requirements for food safety, quality and the environment.
We offer more than 100 standard test options as part of our regular testing suite. If you cannot find the test that you require, please contact us.
If you’re ready to submit a sample, register on AgPro to submit your sample information online.