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Soil Testing

Soil Testing

Plant Research Ltd is committed to providing growers with inexpensive soil testing for root rot pathogens. We are producing high performance varieties and support our genetics with a soil test to identify paddocks that may cause issues with root pathogens.

Aphanomyces root rot is a soil borne pathogen that can devastate pea crops in NZ. We can test soil samples for the presence of this pathogen and provide you with a risk factor for growing peas in the sampled paddock. We also note any other potential risky root pathogens in your samples and provide advice on how these can be managed. Digital images of peas grown in your soil compared with a negative control soil are provided with the test results.

The test takes six weeks so is best done through the winter months so that the results are available well before spring planting.

Click here for the sampling procedure and our instructions for where to send your soil samples.

Tests cost $85.00 + GST. For further information email info@plantresearch.co.nz or phone Adrian Russell on 021 887 887.