Soil Testing

Are you concerned about use of pesticides on your property? 

Pesticide residue?

We can test your soil for a variety of pesticides and organochlorides to 2 different levels of accuracy.  In most cases, the 'standard' analysis will suffice. 

We suggest taking several samples at different locations on your property.  E.g. under the building, around the building, at the site of the proposed vegie garden or fruit tree, etc. 

Many properties are contaminated by indiscriminate use of termiticides over many years.  Organochlorides can stay active for 20 years, or more.

The other prominent form of contamination is from landscaping or fencing with CCA treated timber preservatives.

A report with explanations of the analysis and recommendations of actions to be taken is $ 150.

Add $ 22 p/h travel to/from your site.

Please email or call for a quote.


Soil test for CCA treated timber residue

Copper chromium arsenate treated timber leaches toxic resudue into the surrounding soil and creates high levels of arsenic and chrome.

Soil test 'detail'

Soil test for organochlorines with an accuracy of 0.001 mg/kg

minimum 3 tests of $ 348, each

Soil test 'standard'

Soil samples tested to an accuracy of 0.01mg/kg

minimum 5 tests of $ 182, each