Soil tests for cultivated agricultural land


If you’re applying manure or fertiliser to cultivated agricultural land, you must also plan by using the results of soil tests.


Cultivated agricultural land is both or one of the following:

  • land you’ve ploughed, sowed or harvested at least once in the last year
  • land where you’ve applied organic manure or fertiliser at least once in the last 3 years

The results of soil tests must show the pH and levels of:

  • nitrogen - you can use the SNS calculator instead of a soil test
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • magnesium

Soil test results must be no more than 5 years old at the time of application.


4R Reassurance will sample 50 hectares (maximum of 10 samples) as part of our service