SERVICES

**PLEASE NOTE: if you would like to request a free sample kit to be sent to you, fill out the "Request a Sample Kit" form - ordering online only facilitates PayPal payment for samples already on the way to us.

 

Soil Tests (click to expand)

CT-1 Complete Soil Balance AnalysisOrder online - Request sample kit - Submission form - Example report

Cation Balance, Nutrient Balance, Microbial Balance & Recommendations (10-page report) *Garden format available  

This test represents the sum of almost 50 years research by SWEP’s founder and Managing Director, Ted Mikhail. The complete soil test covers all three functional components of The Mikhail System - Structure, Nutrients and Biology.

The package includes: Basic Measures (pH, EC, TSS, TOM, TOC), Exchangeable Cations (Ca, Mg, Na, K, H, CEC, Adj.H, Adj.CEC, Cation %'s of Adj.CEC), Available Nutrients including Trace Elements (Ca, Mg, Na, K, P, N (Nitrate), S, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, B, Mo), Desirable levels (Exchangeable Cations, Cation %'s, available Nutrients for up to 3 landuses), Total Nutrients (N,P), Active Biological Indicators (Lactic Acid Bacteria, Fungi, Yeast, Actino-bacteria & Photosynthetic Bacteria) & Recommendations.

Three sets of recommendations are provided:

  • Cation balance for soil structure (for gypsum/lime/dolomite)
  • Soil nutrient requirements relative to the specified land use/s (for NPKS & trace elements)
  • Relative and recommended proportions of five key indicator groups within the total active bacteria, and appropriate bioactive materials to correct and manage their balance (biological stimulants - kelp, molasses, worm leachate, fish emulsions, humate).
 

ST-1 Standard Soil Balance Analysis Order online - Request sample kit - Submission form - Example report   

Cation Balance, Nutrient Balance & Recommendations (5-page report) *Garden format available

This package includes exchangeable cations and essential plant nutrients:

Basic Measures (pH, EC, TSS, TOM, TOC), Exchangeable Cations (Ca, Mg, Na, K, H, CEC, Adj.H, Adj.CEC, Cation %'s of Adj.CEC), Available Nutrients including Trace Elements (Ca, Mg, Na, K, P, N (Nitrate), S, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, B, Mo), Desirable levels (Exchangeable Cations, Cation %'s, available Nutrients for up to 3 landuses), & Recommendations for Cation balance (lime/dolomite/gypsum), Balanced plant nutrition (NPKS, trace elements). 

An extensive range of optional tests are also available on both soil test packages, making it very flexible and adaptable to a wide range of situations. You can also specify up to three different land uses for each sample at no extra cost.

NB. We do not consider the preferences of fertiliser manufacturers, spreading contractors or other 'external' factors - ONLY what is going on in your soil and what your Landuse requires.

Submission form including instructions for taking and sending soil samples to us.

 

Plant Tests (click to expand)

PT-1 Plant Tissue Analysis –  Order online - Request sample kit - Submission form - Example report 

A three-page report gives results for all major and trace elements, plus deviations from desirable ranges. Rapid turnaround times mean that plant testing can assist decision-making within just a few days of a problem arising or an intended fertiliser application.

This package includes: Total Nutrients (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, S, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, B, Mo), Desirable levels & a guide to nutrient imbalances. Analysis is by wet digestion (not ashing).

Additional options available.

Submission form including instructions for taking and sending plant samples to us.

 

Water Tests (click to expand)

WT-1 Irrigation & Farm water (basic) Order online - Submission form
This package includes: pH, EC, TSS, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn.

Suitable for analysis of tank, bore, stream or drainage water intended for general farm use (eg. irrigation, spray tanks, wash down, etc.) or for livestock consumption.

 

WT-2 Extensive Irrigation & Livestock water  Order online - Submission form
This package includes: pH, EC, TSS, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Cu, Zn, Fe, S, Mn, B, Nitrate, P.

For water intended for long term irrigation use, where leaching of nutrients may apply.  

 

WT-3 Extensive Irrigation plus heavy metals Order online - Submission form - Example report
As per the above  - Wt-2 plus heavy metals: Cd, Pb, Hg, As, Ni, Cr.

 

WT-4 Hydroponic solution  Order online - Submission form
This package includes: pH, EC, TSS, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Cu, Zn, Fe, S, Mn, B, Nitrate, P, Mo.

Designed for use with either hydroponic stock solutions or wastewater as part of the system-monitoring program.

 

WT-5 Aquaculture & Aquarium water Order online - Submission form
This package includes: pH, EC, TSS, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Cu, Zn, Fe, S, Mn, B, Nitrate, P, Mo, Cd, Pb, Hg. 

For use in routine monitoring of aquaculture operations, especially closed recycling systems.

 

WT-6 Industrial or Municipal effluent Order online - Submission form
This package includes: pH, EC, TSS, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Cu, Zn, Fe, S, Mn, B, Nitrate, P, Mo, Cd, Pb, Hg, As, Ni, Cr.

Options for single elements (including single heavy metals) and bacterial testing are also available. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

WT-7 Bacteria - Order online - submission form. This package includes E.coli (or Faecal Coliforms), Total Coliforms, Total Bacterial Count. 

 

WT-8 Drinking Water - Order online - submission form This package includes: pH, EC, TSS, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Cu, Zn, Fe, S, Mn, B, Nitrate, Nitrite, P, Cd, Pb, Hg, As, Ni, Cr, Sn, Hardness.

For water intended for human consumption use. We recommend the addition of Bacteria (WT-7) tests regularly for biological contamination if water is intended for sale or public use. Fluoride is also available as an optional extra test.

 

WT-9 Desalination - Order online - submission form This package includes: pH, EC,TSS, Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Cu, Zn, Fe, S, Mn, B, Nitrate, Ammonium, PO4, SO4, Fl, Hardness, Ion Balance, Al, Sr, Ba, Si, Tubidity, Solids. 

Submission form including instructions for taking and sending water samples to us.

 

Fertiliser Tests (click to expand)

FT-1 Basic fertiliser quality Order online  Submission form

pH,  EC, Total: N, P, K, TOC, C:N Ratio, MC.

 

FT-2 Full fertiliser analysis Order online  Submission form

pH, EC, Total: N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, S, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, B, Mo, TOC, C:N Ratio, MC.

For structure and nutrients (including trace element composition).

 

CFT-1 Complete fertiliser analysis Order online  Submission form

pH, EC, Total: N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, S, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, B, Mo, TOC, C:N Ratio, MC, Active Lactic acid bacteria, Fungi, Yeast, Actino-bacteria, & Photosynthetic bacteria. 

Ideal for composts – a full fertiliser analysis with biological component included.

 

SWEP can test liquid, solid, organic and conventional fertilisers. Heavy metal and single element testing also available. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Submission form including instructions for taking and sending fertiliser samples to us.

 

Soil Ameliorant Tests (click to expand)

Lime, Dolomite & Gypsum Analysis Order online - Submission form - Example report

 

LDQ-1 Lime & Dolomite Quality

pH, EC, TSS, Total: Ca, Mg, Na, Calculated Calcium carbonate (Lime), Magnesium carbonate (Dolomite), NV & ENV, MC (less $15.00 for no ENV).

 

LDA-1 Lime & Dolomite Analysis (includes trace elements) 

pH, EC, TSS, Total: Ca, Mg, Na, Calculated Calcium carbonate (Lime), Magnesium carbonate (Dolomite), NV & ENV, MC (less $15.00 for no ENV), N, P, K, Na, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, B, Mo. 

 

GQ-1 Gypsum Quality

pH, EC, TSS, Total: Ca, S, Na & Calcium Sulphate (Gypsum), MC.

 

GA-1 Gypsum Analysis (includes trace elements)

pH, EC, TSS, Total: Ca, S, Na, Mg, N, P, K, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, B, Mo & Calcium Sulphate (Gypsum), MC.

With substantial variation in both quality and price throughout the farm inputs industry, SWEP analysis can be a quick and inexpensive way to ensure you make the right choice. In fact, many suppliers routinely use SWEP for their own quality assurance. Please contact us to choose the right test for your soil ameliorant products.

Submission form including instructions for taking and sending lime, dolomite & gypsum samples to us.

 

Special purpose tests

Truffle tests - information for truffle growers wanting to order online or download information

 

Organic tests

Organic producers and gardeners - information on our Organic services    

For other Organic enquiries please contact us  

 

Gardeners

Find relevant gardening information by visiting our SWEP Garden services page