AGRI-FOOD DIVISION

Sample Analysis and Crop Quality Control


The analysis of samples offers the farmer the possibility of knowing exactly the state of his farm to know what measures to take to provide the crops with the necessary quantity and quality of nutritional elements, or to prematurely identify a pest or disease. With a powerful team dedicated to this field plus our experience in the sector, Inspectia & Control Services is able to offer quality guarantees in its results. Thanks to a highly accurate analysis history, the farmer will be able to perform an accurate and efficient quality control.

Why is sample analysis important in agriculture ?

A correct diagnosis of the soil or substrate, the irrigation water, or the harvest itself, will allow us to relate the evolution of the plant with the corresponding dose of fertilizers, pesticides, and amount of irrigation. The objective is clear: to optimize production.

To get the farm to perform at its best, you have to take the right measures at the right time and, if possible, anticipate any setback that may occur.

Some of the key parameters to consider are:

  • Irrigation water quality.
  • Optimum concentration and relationships of nutrients in fertilizer solutions.
  • Choice of the most suitable fertilizers.
  • Stability and compatibility of fertilizers in concentrated solutions in the irrigation head.
  • Interaction between salts in irrigation water and fertilizer solutions.
  • Spreading according to crop and substrate.
  • Frequency and intensity of irrigation and washing.
  • Nutrition diagnosis.
  • Fertilizer solution-substrate interaction.

What types of sample analysis do I need to perform ?

There are many sample analyzes that can be performed in the agricultural setting, but the most important are:

  • Agricultural Soil Analysis: the key points of interest to the farmer are the level of fertility and the availability of nutrients. A correct diagnosis of the agricultural soil will allow the farmer to take the necessary measures and make the corresponding amendments to each crop need.
  • Crop Analysis: there are many parameters that must be reviewed in a crop (calculation of toxicities, GMOs, mycotoxins, dibenzo dioxins and polychlorinated furans, dioxin-like PCBs, microbiological parameters such as Salmonella, metal concentration, pesticide presence, … ). The more exhaustive the analysis, the better we will know the state of the harvest and the better we will be able to optimize production.
  • Irrigation Water Analysis: knowing parameters such as salinity, pH, alkalinity and hardness of the irrigation water, the farmer will be able, among others, to correctly prepare the fertilizer solutions.

How important is a good performance ?

The agricultural analyzes will not only tell us what measures to take to improve production, they will also give us a global idea of ​​how all the parameters of the farm evolve.

At Inspectia & Control Services we have a great team used to interpreting the data resulting from analytics, translating all this information into a correct management plan for our clients’ crops.

What is Harvest Quality Control and what does it provide ?

The primary objective of any study related to the quality of a farm is to provide the information and understanding necessary for the intelligent and adequate management of resources.

A correct Quality control inherently includes the responsibility of collecting data that accurately and transparently describes the physical, chemical, and biological attributes of the farm, so that they constitute an accurate tool to establish its behavior over space-time. and the interrelationships between its various characteristics.

The reliability and assured quality of the data is essential to establish the credibility and impartiality of the evaluation carried out. That is why a company with so much experience in the sector such as Inspectia & Control Services, is able to carry out the most reliable and strict quality controls.

 





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