Analyzing your soil can reveal many things and is one of the most beneficial elements available prior to an orchard installation that can ultimately protect the investment. A soil analysis will tell you the type of soil that you have (texture and structure), the salinity, surplus or lack of nutrients that can affect pecan development. Knowing about your soil type and condition can also help you to determine the types of nutrients to apply, the quantity, and what chemicals are better suited for your soil type. Another benefit of soil analysis is that you can better calculate how much water your orchard will need and the frequency of irrigation events. Resources on Soil and Leaf Analysis can be found under Nutrition and Soil.
(soil, water, plant, fertilizer)
(soil for pollution)
Apex Environmental Laboratory
( metal & inorganic analysis on drinking water, wastewater, soils/solids, hazardous waste)
Bradshaw Mountain Environmental Lab
(water for bacteria)
(water [including arsenic], plant, feeds)
(soil, plant, water, manure/compost, plant tissue, fertilizer)
Legend Technical Services, Inc.
(water, indoor air)
Mohave Environmental Laboratory
MotZZ Laboratory, Inc
(soil, plant, water, fertilizer, compost/mulch)
(water analysis – focus)
Orange Coast Analytical Inc.
(Environmental, air, soil)
Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc.
( Environmental: radionuclide testing for drinking water & environmental)
Stanworth Crop Consultants
(soil, plant analysis, fertilizer)
Test America Laboratories
(air, clean air, drinking water, waste water, industrial
hygiene, solid & hazardous waste)
Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Services
(Soil, Water, and Forage Testing (soil, water, plant)
Turner Laboratories, Inc.
( Environmental: water [including arsenic])
United Farm Service, Inc.
(water, soil, total plant nutrients, petiole samples)
(soil engineering, water, air, asbestos)