PLANT/GRAIN TEST DESCRIPTIONS

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PLANT/
GRAIN
Description of Test Methods Turnaround
(working days)
Amount of sample
(kg)
Germination 10 day germination 10-12 0.5
Germination 28 day germination 28-30 0.5
Purity
Seed
Purity only graded 5 0.5
Purity
Seed
Purity only un-graded 5 0.2
Grain
Protein
Total nitrogen, crude protein and moisture if applicable 5 0.2
Feed
Testing
External sublet for NIR analysis of metabolisable energy, protein etc. 7 0.5
Carbon/Nitrogen
Ratio
Carbon to nitrogen ratio 5 0.2
Petiole
Nitrate
Nitrate-N test on cotton or grape petiole 1:100 water extraction with colorimetric finish 5 0.1
Plant
Test Suite 1
Full Test: Total (N, P, S, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, B) and soluble chloride 5 0.2
Plant
Test Suite 2
NPKS Macro: Total (N, P, S, K, Ca, Mg, Na) 5 0.2
Plant
Test Suite 3
NPKS Trace: Total (N, P, S, K, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, B) 5 0.2
Plant
Test Suite 4
NPKS: Total (N, P, S, K) 5 0.2
Plant
Test Suite 5
Total (N) 2 0.2
Cotton
Leaf & Petiole
Leaf Full Test: Total (N, P, S, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, B) and soluble chloride. Nitrate-N test on cotton petiole 3 0.1