BRT is pleased to offer the full analytical services of Brookside Laboratories to the turf industry in the Asia Pacific region. Brookside is the only laboratory in the world offering complete agricultural/turf, environmental, accredited (ISO 17025) geotechnical testing and soil health testing services.
BRT provides independent recommendations for all services. We believe in a unique holistic approach, encompassing your site specific circumstances and environmental conditions to give you the most accurate and practical recommendations possible.
What does this mean? We take into account your soil types, climate, grass type, irrigation water analysis results, soil fertility analysis results and any other test results and information necessary to create tailored recommendations specifically for your site to help you achieve your goals.
Please contact us to discuss your testing needs in greater detail. Packages and discounted rates for bulk testing are available.
Below is more detailed information on the most common tests requested. Brookside offers a large variety of tests, including USGA compatibility tests. If you do not see the test you require below, please contact us for more information.
Soil Fertility Analysis
Soil Fertility Analysis
A comprehensive soil nutrient analysis. The following criteria are measured:
pH, Organic Matter Content (%), Estimated N Release, Available N (NO3 + NH4), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), % Base Saturation of Cation, Total Acidity, Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Boron (B), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Aluminium (Al), Sulphur (S), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Sodium (Na)
Saturated Paste Extract
Ideal for checking potential salinity issues. The following criteria are measured:
pH, Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Sulphur (S), Boron (B), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Aluminium (Al), Phosphorus (P), Soluble Salts, Chloride, Bicarbonate, ESP (Calculated), SAR (Calculated), Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4)
Irrigation Water Analysis
The following criteria are measured:
pH, Hardness, Conductivity, SAR, RSC, Adj. SAR, pHc, Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Iron (Fe), Carbonate (CO3), Bicarbonate (HCO3), Chloride (Cl), Sulphur (S) as Sulphate, Boron (B), Salt Concentration, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Aluminium (Al)
soil Physical analysis
Soil Organic Matter - Loss on Ignition, 440 Degrees Celsius
A custom unmodified sample ideal for checking organic matter, thatch, topdressing and verti-cutting effects and trends. Results are displayed as a percentage value.
Complete Physical Analysis
Particle size, Organic Matter by Ash, Sand Fractions, Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity, 30 cm Moisture Retention, Air filled Pore Space, Capillary Pore Space, Total Pore Space, Bulk Density, Particle Density, pH, Visual Classification
Bunker Sand Characteristics
Sand, Silt, Clay, Gravel, Sand Fractions, Organic Matter, Colour, Crusting, Characteristics, Visual Classification, Ball-lie rating, Calcium Carbonate Equivalent
Plant Analysis (Tissue test)
When used in conjunction with soil testing, a Plant Analysis is a great tool to diagnose nutrient deficiencies, identify hidden problems and verify a diagnosis based on visual symptoms. The following criteria are measured:
Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Sulfur (S), Boron (B), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Aluminium (Al), Elemental Ratios
Through the University of Florida Plant Diagnostics Center, BRT can also assist with the diagnosis of turfgrass diseases and the creation of a bespoke preventative maintenance plan incorporating best management practices to decrease the risk of disease reoccurrence.