Free Soil and Water Testing - Planning for Recovery

Support for testing

In response to the recent floods and rainfall, North Coast Local Land Services is offering up to 2 free water tests and 2 free soil tests per farmer.

Water testing

After a flood, the quality of on-farm water changes. Poor water quality can compromise livestock health, soil health and affect plant productivity. Equipment such as irrigation systems can become congested with suspended solids, soil particles, and mineral deposits.

Testing can help you understand risks and limitations to production and inform decision-making.

Soil Testing

Flooding and high rainfall can alter soil fertility and plant available nutrients through erosion/runoff, waterlogging, leaching and sediment deposition.

Testing will provide a snapshot of the current state of soil fertility, including any constraints that may need management. Knowing your soil fertility and any limitations to production can help you make decisions and discover potential savings.

Feed Testing

Feed testing is also available if required. Contact our team to discuss your needs - 1300 795 299

Or Carly Green (Graduate Advisory and Extension Officer - Sustainable Agriculture) on 0456 561 862