SGS Agricultural Services is pleased to announce the opening of its newest soil testing laboratory in response to the development of Precision Agriculture in North America.

The laboratory is located in Brookings, South Dakota in the same premises as our seed testing laboratory. These additional capabilities in the western side of the American Midwest will complement our soil testing laboratories in Toulon, IL (SGS Mowers Soil Testing Plus Inc) and in Belleville, IL (SGS Alvey Labs Inc).
Soil testing is vital to knowing and managing fields to their highest productive capabilities. The goal of SGS is to provide growers and dealers with information regarding nutrient levels in the soil that will optimize input purchase and application in the field. With accurate test data, farmers can vary the rate of fertilizers across the fields according to the need identified by GPS guided grid soil sampling.

Input costs and grain prices have risen to allow for a larger profit or loss if all resources are not managed to their potential. SGS Agricultural Services understands agriculture, industry needs and works to supply its customers with the best service and analysis to make your business and ours a success. SGS will perform routine N, P, and K plus micronutrient analysis to provide customers with greater understanding of soil fertility and nutrient recommendations can be included with results. SGS can also provide nutrient and pH grid mapping services available in addition to variable rate fertilizer application prescriptions.

Services Available

Packages: Advanced, Variable Rate Technology, Northern Plains Corn, Northern Plains Small Grain, Northern Plains Soybean, Northern Plains Basic, Lawn and Garden

Individual: All mineral elements, pH, organic matter, particle size, soluble salts, calcium carbonate, cation exchange capacity, % base saturation, sodium absorption ratio, soybean cyst nematode.

Pickup of your collected samples is available upon request or SGS can pull your samples. Grid mapping of nutrients also available.

For further information, please contact:

Angela Guidry, PhD

236 32nd Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
t: 605-696-5652
f: 605-692-7617

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 53,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.