Sampling Assistance

Some common objectives of soil & pasture testing are:

  • To determine the nutrient status of soils and pasture.
  • To indicate clearly the existence of any deficiency, excess or imbalance of major nutrients.
  • To aid in assessing fertilizer and lime requirements for growing resilient and healthy pastures

To assist you in taking soil and pasture samples for testing, we have put together the easy-to-follow video tutorials below. Further detailed information is also available on our resource Soil and Pasture Sampling Instructions.

Useful Links:

Soil Sampling Video Tutorial

To watch our video tutorial on 'How to collect Soil Samples' click here.

Pasture Sampling Video Tutorial

To watch our video tutorial on 'How to collect Pasture Samples' click here.

Soil and Pasture Sampling Instructions PDF

To view this resource, click here.

Self-Sampling Guide for DIY Kit

To view this resource, click here.

What our customers have to say

"We've always found them to be responsive in getting results back and giving advice on problems we might be facing."

Andrew Hutchinson, Technical Manager, Turners & Growers

"We strongly recommend Hill Labs as a sound testing service provider to the honey industry."

Nick Walker, Technical Manager, Egmont Honey

"Their sample registration system has made things simple and seamless - collect, scan and send!"

Mathew Bannister, Compliance Manager, First Fresh New Zealand


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