Correct sampling is essential to obtain valuable data on your soils. If you do not want to take the sample yourself, our partners from the Maschinenring will be happy to help you.
Soil Analysis for Farmers
For more than 40 years, we have been providing farmers with highly detailed soil analysis. Our success is based on 5 pillars:
Fertilise the soil, not the plant.
- Soil analysis
Detailed and affordable soil analysis
Analysis results in 7 working days
Constant research & further development
The soil is a complex, dynamic ecosystem that can bind added nutrients (fertilisers) and release bound nutrients. It is, therefore, crucial to fertilise the soil - not the plant.
The availability of nutrients depends on the dynamics of the binding and releasing processes in the soil. Nutrient reserves in the ground can pass quickly OR slowly into the soil solution (soil water). The plant's roots can only absorb the nutrients dissolved in the soil water.
With our soil analysis, we map these nutrient dynamics. However, this is only possible if we determine at least 2 fractions for each element - one easily soluble and one reserve fraction. For this reason, we define two to three nutrient fractions for the elements Ca (calcium), Mg (magnesium), K (potassium), P (phosphorus) and B (boron).
The binding and releasing processes can be chemical, biological, and physical and depend on specific soil properties. These, in turn, rely on the texture, organic carbon content, pH value, reactive carbonate content and many other factors.
Felderer routinely records these parameters. The reactive lime content has a significant formative influence on the soil's chemistry and thus determines nutrient availability (especially of P and the trace elements). In addition, the mutual nutrient ratios play an essential role as elements compete with each other (antagonism) or can support mutual uptake in the plant.
The cations K, Mg, Ca, and Na (sodium) are particularly important for the plant and fundamentally influence soil structure and organic carbon formation. Calcium is the major cation in the soil in terms of quantity and is essential for soil structure and accumulation of organic carbon in soil - but is often not measured in conventional routine analyses. At Felderer, we also measure two soil fractions of calcium and can thus estimate its influence on competing elements.
With our soil analysis, we record the soil dynamics (24 parameters) to receive total values for the sustainable management of your soils. Along with this, we offer you an accurate fertiliser recommendation to get the best out of your soil. From our report, you can also easily read the information that a conventional VDLUFA analysis would provide.
Download the soil sample form, fill in the blanks, sign it and send it together with the soil sample.
Herein you find also an an example of a soil analysis report and a help for interpretation
If you do not have a soil sampler, Felderer will be happy to provide you with one for a small deposit of €20.
Take 15 to 20 subsamples on a homogeneous area
Combine the sub-samples in a container and mix well
Put approx. 400 g of the mixed soil mass into a sample bag
Label the sample bag with a waterproof pen
Ship the sample bag with a courier or drop it off at an authorised collection point
Since our soil analyses build upon scientific data and the subject, in general, requires constant and in-depth study, we cooperate with various institutions at different levels. In this way, we achieve an optimisation of the analyses and better cooperation with our customers.