Leaf analysis - to identify nutrient deficiencies

Leaf or tissue analysis is the only certain method to determine the nutritional requirements of a plant and to identify if it is suffering from a nutrient deficiency.


Why use leaf or tissue analysis?

Acquiring and utilising accurate information such as soil analysis data is fundamental to many decisions made in the agricultural, horticultural, environmental and amenity sectors.

For plant and crop production, it enables planning a fertiliser programme that is accurate, timely and -- increasingly important -- environmentally responsible. 

Essentially leaf analysis provides the critical information required to ensure all crop nutrition decisions are accurate, efficient, cost-effective and responsible.

What to analyse? 

Most of the work, and cost, of analysis is in the sampling and transporting the sample to the laboratory. Once the sample has arrived there are a wide range of tests that can be conducted so it makes sense to get as much information as possible from the sample.

A wide range of nutrients can be determined including: macronutrients (nitrogen, potassium, phosphate), major nutrients (calcium, sulphur, magnesium), animal health nutrients (sodium, cobalt, iodine and selenium) and heavy metals (lead, nickle,  arsenic, cadmium, cromium, mercuary, copper and zinc)

Interested in leaf or tissue analysis?

For information on our leaf and tissue analysis packages please contact the analysis lab directly. 

Tel: +603 7726 4181 or Send an email to my.salesenquiry@yara.com


What analysis packages are available ?

Broad spectrum leaf (BSL)

This is our most popular analysis package as this gives the nutrient levels for all twelve plant nutrients and ensures no deficiency is missed. This is the best choice for crop samples. The report also interprets the results compared to benchmark levels and gives recomendations to correct the deficiency.  The nutrients included in this analysis are:

N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Zn

Other analysis packs for specific siruations include:

Basic leaf (BL) - Oil Palm Leaf Sampling

N, P, K, Mg, B

N, P, K, Mg, B, Cu, Zn

Note: Temporary available for oil palm grower only