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Soil test now to improve bottom line

March 26, 2019

With seeding fast approaching, grain growers are encouraged to undertake soil testing before the 2019 growing season to help them make more informed fertiliser decisions and save costs. Below-average rainfall and below-average yields in many parts of southern Australia in 2018 will have resulted in less nutrients being taken out of the soil through grain. […]

Real time soil tests no longer science fiction

April 9, 2018

Real time soil tests are no longer science fiction – they are, in reality, just over the horizon. That was the takeaway message from a presentation given by Dr Sean Mason at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Geraldton, Western Australia last month. Dr Mason’s research found that infared technology has the potential to provide […]

K trial hot topic at GRDC Update

April 9, 2018

APAL managing director Ryan Walker presented his insights on potassium deficiency in local soils at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Geraldton, Western Australia, earlier this year. While traditional methods have provided valuable information on some soil types, there is growing concern that in some circumstances these methods are offering questionable recommendations for the economic […]

Precision ag laboratory APAL launches new app technology

February 5, 2018

Leading national agriculture laboratory APAL has today launched its revolutionary new app for tablets, designed to streamline the soil, water and plant testing procedure. The web-based tool which links to a tablet application, Farm2Lab, enables agronomists, researchers and growers to directly and seamlessly transfer data from the field to the laboratory. APAL Managing Director Ryan […]

APAL Christmas closure dates

December 14, 2017

APAL will close for the break from Monday 25th December 2017 to Monday 1st January 2018 (inclusive). We will re-open for business on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. For analysis and results before Christmas, please ensure your samples arrive at APAL: Plant samples must be received by 4pm Wednesday 20 December 2017 Soil samples by 4pm […]