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SASRI’s Fertiliser Advisory Service (FAS) has been making it possible for farmers to take the guesswork out of crop nutrition for over 60 years.

Our state-of-the-art laboratory offers comprehensive analytical packages. Most importantly, customised nutrient recommendations are provided for a range of agricultural crops.

Each year, the laboratory processes large volumes of soil, leaf, fertiliser, compost and irrigation water samples from South Africa and other African countries. Enterprises include sugarcane, sub-tropical fruit, nut crops (including macadamias), grain crops, pastures, vegetables, gardens, nurseries, golf courses and bowling greens.

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FAS is SABS ISO certified and participates in two laboratory proficiency testing schemes.

FAS Pricelist 2018/19

Feel free to browse through our pricelist below, alternatively you can download/ view our PDF pricelist here.

Soil

ANALYSES SA
(incl. VAT)
SADC Countries Other Countries
ROUTINE TOP SOIL Cost Per Sample
pH (CaCl2), phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, exchangeable acidity (Al+H), total cations, acid saturation, exchangeable sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, silicon, sulphur and volume weight. Estimates of clay and organic matter, potential nitrogen volatilisation, nitrogen mineralisation and reserve potassium. R210.00 R253.00 R337.00
SUBSOIL Cost per sample, first depth
Routine analysis for each depth. Includes a profile subsoil report with gypsum recommendations where subsoil analysis indicates excessive acidity. R210.00 R253.00 R337.00
Thereafter for each depth, cost per sample
R126.00 R154.00 R226.00
SOIL SALINITY AND SODICITY Cost per sample, first depth
pH; volume weight; exchangeable and saturation extract potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium; electrical conductivity (EC); saturation %; sodium adsorption ratio (SAR); cation exchange capacity (CEC); salinity and sodicity status and gypsum recommendations. R213.00 R233.00 R222.00
Thereafter for each depth, cost per sample
R89.00 R96.00 R102.00
SUPPLEMENTARY Cost per element per sample
Clay, texture (sand, silt, clay), organic matter. R115.00 R143.00 R150.00

Plant

ANALYSES SA SADC Countries Other Countries
ROUTINE (SUGARCANE) Cost Per Sample
Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, silicon, zinc, manganese, copper, iron – (If insufficient material exclude silicon). R210.00 R253.00 R337.00
ROUTINE (OTHER CROPS) Cost per sample
Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, zinc, manganese, copper, iron. R253.00 R253.00 R337.00
SUPPLEMENTARY Cost per element per sample
Analyses can be requested for silicon for all crops and boron for sugarcane. R115.00 R130.00 R142.00

Fertiliser

 

ANALYSES SA SADC Countries Other Countries
ROUTINE Cost Per Sample
Liquid Fertilisers, Urea and CMS: Total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium. R263.00 R315.00 R315.00
Granular Fertilisers, Composts and Manures: Cost per sample
Moisture, total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and carbon/nitrogen ratio. R341.00 R402.00 R432.00
SUPPLEMENTARY Cost per element per sample
pH, sulphur, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, carbon. R115.00 R130.00 R142.00

Irrigation Water

ANALYSES SA SADC Countries Other Countries
IRRIGATION Cost Per Sample
pH, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, electrical conductivity (EC), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), adjusted sodium adsorption ratio (ASAR), effective electrical conductivity (EEC). R210.00 R253.00 R337.00

Contact Us

Mbali Shezi
FAS Admin Assistant
031 508 7474
fas@sugar.org.za

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