Laboratory Services

An investment in knowledge always pays the best return. 

Laboratory Services

Baileys have an onsite laboratory, providing a professional testing service to our horticultural staff and ensuring our quality products maintain the highest standard.  

Baileys Laboratory enables our staff to make educated fertiliser recommendations or prescribe an entire soil nutrient program to customers. The lab can measure levels of plant available nutrients and identify reasons which may hinder plant performance.

Baileys Laboratory offer a range of testing services. Baileys horticultural sales staff can collect soil, plant or water samples from your property or site. Meet our team or ask an expert

Soil Testing

Baileys laboratory can test for soil pH, conductivity, phosphorus retention and organic matter content to obtain an overiew of soil properties. All major nutrients are tested including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N, P, K), sodium which may indicate salinity, calcium and magnesium which determine soil structure as well as trace elements.

This information allows our horticulturalists to recommend fertiliser programs designed to the customers individual soil needs.

Plant Tissue Testing

Plant tissue analysis identifies nutrient deficiency or excess, which will impact plant growth and crop output.

Plant tissue testing is recommended to provide further information to soil testing. 

Water Sample Testing

To ensure you are not restricting growth in your crops, turf or garden with unsuitable water, water testing is recommended. Water from bores, lakes or dams may vary in quality throughout the year.

Salinity and nutrient contamination may be identified at an early stage, and regular water testing can assist in maintaining good horticultural practices. 

Baileys Quality Products 

Baileys quality endorsed and environmentally conscious turf and horticultural products are monitored closely by our lab to ensure the high standard of product you expect from Baileys. 

Our professional Laboratory team are responsible for the effective implementation and management of the Australian Standards AS/NS ISO9001, AS 3473 AND AS 4454 which Baileys are accredited. 



Supporting Australian growers since 1926.

  • Fertcare
  • Niasa Ecohort Certified
  • Niasa Accredited Growing Media Supplier
  • Quality ISO 9001