Gold Assessment

A complete soil health check

SSM Gold

A service which incorporates all aspects of the Silver and Bronze tests along with:

  • An examination of the soils’ chemical, biological and physical aspects
  • Extensive understanding of how and why the soil performs

The Gold test enables more productivity from the soil and is fundamental for all long-term soil strategies.

The SSM Gold test includes:

  • Active (water) pH
  • Buffer pH
  • Adjustments for known lab bulk density including actual field bulk density and stone content (if known)
  • Soil texture (optional)
  • Organic matter (LOI)
  • Organic carbon
  • P, K & Mg indexes
  • Boron, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Molybdenum (total), Cobalt, Chloride and Sulphur (sulphate)
  • Total reserves of P, K, Mg, Ca, Na, S and Mo
  • Exchangeable cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na, H)
  • Cation exchange capacity (estimated)
  • Individual recommendations (optional)
  • Individual results page
  • Summary sheets
  • SNS & Nmax options
  • SSM field visit (by request)
  • Basic & detailed lime recommendations
  • General comments and evaluations

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