|Particle Size Distribution – incl. Separated Silt & Clay – Soil Texture|
|ASTM Method : F1632-03 (Re-approved 2010)
(3.4mm, 2.0mm, 1.0mm, 500µm, 250 µm, 150 µm, 53 µm)
|Particle Size Distribution – Sand Fraction only – Silt & Clay as one %|
|ETL Method No. 290
(9.5mm, 5.0mm, 2.0mm, 1.0mm, 500µm, 250 µm, 150 µm, 53 µm)
|Particle Size Distribution – Sand Fraction only – BS Half Octave|
|ETL Method. No. 291
(2.0mm, 1.4mm, 1.0mm, 710 µm, 500µm, 355 µm, 250 µm, 180 µm, 150µm, 125, 90µm, 63 µm)
|ASTM Method : F1815-11||£35.00|
|A measure of the concentration of soluble salts in soil/rootzone
(Expressed in µS/cm OR mS/cm)
|Gradation Index (D90/D10)|
|Gravel Compatibility with Sand/Rootzone|
|For single layer construction – from the BS Half Octave particle size distribution of the rootzone and the gravel, the D85 and D15 are determined and the bridging, permeability and gravel uniformity factors are calculated.||£43.50|
|Organic Matter (by Loss on Ignition)|
|ASTM Method : F1647-11a||£41.00|
|Organics Analysis on Peat (pH, Organic Matter & Fibre Content)|
|ASTM Methods : D2974-07a (Organic Matter) and D2976-71 Re-approved 2004 (pH)||£86.50|
|ASTM Method : D4972-01 (Re-approved 2007)||£16.50|
|Penetrometer Value & Crusting Potential|
|For bunker sands to assess the “fried-egg lie” and whether a crust will form on the surface of the sand when it dries out after wetting.||£37.00|
|Percolation Rate / Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity|
|ASTM Method : F1815-11 Determines how quickly water moves through rootzone mixes and bunker sand||£107.00|
|Percolation Rate, Densities & Porosities|
|ASTM Methods : D5550-06 (Particle Density) & F1815-11 (Percolation Rate, Bulk Density & Porosities)||£267.00|
|USGA Test (Premixed Sample)|
|ASTM Methods : D4972-01 Re-approved 2007 (pH), D5550-06 (Particle Density), F1632-03 Re-approved 2010 (Particle Size Distribution), F1647-11a (Organic Matter) & F1815-11 (Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity, Water Retention, Porosity & Bulk Density) A complete physical analysis of the rootzone mix – compared to the 2004 USGA Recommendations||£353.00|
|USGA Test (Best Mix Ratio)|
|ASTM Methods : D4972-01 Re-approved 2007 (pH), D5550-06 (Particle Density), F1632-03 Re-approved 2010 (Particle Size Distribution), F1647-11a (Organic Matter) & F1815-11 (Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity, Water Retention, Porosity & Bulk Density) A complete physical analysis of 3 laboratory-formulated and prepared rootzone mixes to establish the optimum ratio of components in the mix – compared to the 2004 USGA Recommendations||£613.50|
|Water Release Curve|
|ASTM Methods : D5550-06 (Particle Density) & F1815-11 (Water Retention, Porosity & Bulk Density) Total, air-filled and water-filled porosity and water retention tested at 6 tensions (depths) are calculated. Can be used to determine the minimum depth of fairway capping sand||£250.00|
|Check on the level of toxic elements present in soil, both phytotoxic and zootoxic.
Includes total copper, nickel, zinc, cadmium, lead, arsenic, mercury, boron & chromium.
(Expressed in mg/kg)
|Routine Nutrient Analysis|
|Determines the levels of pH, extractable phosphorus, potassium & magnesium in the soil
(Expressed in ppm)
|Full Elemental Analysis|
|Determines the levels of both macro and micronutrients.
Includes pH, extractable phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, manganese, copper, boron, zinc, molybdenum, iron, sodium and cation exchange capacity in the soil
(Expressed in ppm)
|Cation Exchange Capacity|
|(Expressed in meq/100g)||£28.00|
|Chemical Composition of Sand|
|Provides information on the chemical make-up of the sand
(Expressed in %)
|Pest & Disease Diagnosis|
|Determines the levels of calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron, copper, molybdenum, iron, zinc, sulphur, phosphorus, pH, nitrate N, electrical conductivity, ammonia N, sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, residual sodium carbonate & sodium absorption ratio
(Expressed in mg/l)
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