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Soiltesting


2016-08-01 12.42.09Soil Profile Soccer

Why take soil samples?

In autumn or very early in the year, soil samples are usually taken, and various play areas are sampled. This is a very important procedure to identify and assess problems and an important tool for determining the nutritional requirements for the following season.
The soil sample is usually preceded by a regular inspection of the greens with a visual assessment of the turf quality. Unfortunately, our ability to recognise nutrient deficiencies is very limited. It may perhaps be possible to diagnose a nitrogen deficiency and an insufficiency of phosphorus with the naked eye, especially in spring.
Other parameters such as the stress level of the grasses, the density of the sward or the quality of the soil profile can be evaluated by experienced turf managers and provide us with extremely important information for the ongoing planning of maintenance.
In the profile picture of a football pitch shown, the very clear break between the turf sod and the turf base layer can be seen, with the resulting conclusions about the requirements for mechanical maintenance.
Read more in our article
 

Soiltest order forms


You are welcomed to download and to fill out the document, but do not ship any samples before talking to one of our technical advisors!
The technical advisor will help you along with the customs and duty paperwork.
Find your contact on the bottom of this page.

Lagan Valley Scientific

EM Soiltest03

Fill the form from LVS, regarding Nematode Damage Soiltest. Download the file, by clicking the image. Please advice with a TourTurf® technical advisor.
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EM Soiltest04

Fill the form from LVS, regarding Nematode Damage and Health Decline. Download the file, by clicking the image. Please advice with a TourTurf® technical advisor.
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EM Soiltest10

Fill the form from NRM, regarding a complete A224 Soiltest. Download the file, by clicking the image. Please advice with a TourTurf® technical advisor.
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EM Soiltest11

Fill the form from NRM, regarding a basic A230 Soiltest. Download the file, by clicking the image. Please advice with a TourTurf® technical advisor.
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EM Irrigation Water

Fill the form from NRM, regarding water irrigation. Download the file, by clicking the image. Please advice with a TourTurf® technical advisor.

About the NRM Soiltests


Examples of Soiltests


Find your TourTurf® technical advisor


Even if this is your first time take a soil sample or you are experienced,
we recommend making contact with our advisors, before taking action
and start taking the sample.

You'll find our contact information here: