Heavy Metals Testing
APAL can test for heavy metals which can potentially contaminate your soil and produce. APAL carries out testing for a number of heavy metals as part of our soil analysis services. The test focuses on identifying metals which are generally accepted as potential contaminants of soil and produce. Excess quantities of the metals have the potential to impact human and animal health.

Why test?

The heavy metals we test for include:

  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Cobalt
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Nickel
  • Molybdenum
  • Lead
  • Selenium
  • Tin
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc
  • Mercury (to be specified).

Submitting Samples

It's easy to submit your samples for testing. To see how APAL can work best for you, select your business type.

Don't forget that you can track the status of your testing at any time on our APAL Online Portal.

For Farmers

APAL works with farmers to enable full variable rate farming by providing them with invaluable insight into paddock soil, and the technology to ensure consistent testing year after year.

For Agronomists & Stores

APAL works with agronomists and stores to give growers the confidence they need to hit yield targets and cut back on fertiliser expenses.

For Researchers

APAL works with researchers to provide analysis on soil properties and plant tissues, to improve their specialist knowledge.

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