December 2018


The year is coming to an end and the team at Fertilab can be proud of the achievements. Over the past year, the delay in results have been minimized and customer service has been greatly expanded and improved. In addition, significant changes have been made in the department of quality, which means we are even better prepared for the new season. Fertilab will be closed on the 25th  and 26th  of December and the 1st of January, but the team will be ready for you on any other working day.

We wish you merry christmas with all those dear to you and a wonderful new year.

Soil analysis

The soil is the basis for a good yield and quality of crops. The chemical, biological and physical properties of the soil determine the conditions to enable plant growth: the availability of nutrients, water and air, but also the suppression of plant diseases. A soil that is in good condition allows crops to grow more easily and will produce more and better crops.

The chemical soil analysis is a tool to gain insight in the condition of the soil and further refine the fertilization. An extensive soil analysis (Fertilyse Total) includes the following components: acidity (pH), organic matter content, the cation-exchange capacity and the stock or availability of nutrients.

The acidity (pH) indicates whether liming should be applied. The organic matter content is an indicator of soil quality and is also used to calculate a fertilization plan. The cation-exchange capacity and the availability of nutrients provides insight into whether the plant has sufficient nutrients and whether the mutual relationship between nutrients is good.

An soil analysis, such as Fertilyse Totaal, can give good insight prior to cultivation, so that fertilization measures can still be taken.