Accredited Independent Laboratory Testing

Granta Laboratory was established in 1957 and supports the group’s processing division with all their quality control testing.

Our laboratory offers fast, accurate and consistent testing as a service to the agricultural industry.

Products analysed include grain, seed, soil, plant tissue and water, with tests ranging from basic produce quality and mycotoxin requirements to microbiology, germination, nutrient and disease analysis. The laboratory is fully TASCC accredited and a Licensed Seed Testing Station for certified seed.

Sending Samples

To make our services easy to use we provide free sample bags and freepost mailing bags, or for larger quantities we arrange for our couriers to collect from you.

Three simple steps for sending samples:

  1. Complete details on sample bags (Please ensure you include a full address, contact phone number and email address on at least one of the bags)
  2. Fill sample bags to correct level for the tests you require (see below for details)
  3. Place your samples in the freepost mailing bag, seal it and put it in the post.

Need supplies?  Contact us on hello@grantalaboratory.com or use the 'get in touch' button at the bottom of this page.

View details on the tests below or enter a new selection above.

Packages

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
OSR Produce Quality - Rapid Moisture, Admixture, Oil Content £24.60 £22.14 500g 1
BEAN/PEA Produce Quality - Rapid Moisture, Admixture £23.30 £20.97 500g 1
FEED Produce Quality - Specific Weight, Rapid Moisture £12.20 £10.98 500g 1
MALTING Produce Quality - Nitrogen, Tetrazolium Germination, Rapid Moisture, Specific Weight, Screenings (two sizes) £31.60 £28.44 500g 1
MILLING Produce Quality - Protein, Hagberg, Rapid Moisture, Specific Weight, Screening (one size) £19.80 £17.82 500g 1
ADVANCED PEA Seed Quality - Pea Bacterial Blight, Ascochyta, Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight £98.10 £88.29 800g 12
ADVANCED BEAN Seed Quality - Ascochyta, Stem Nematode, Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight £141.30 £127.17 1000g 12
ADVANCED BARLEY Seed Quality - Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight, Fusarium £106.20 £95.58 300g 10
ADVANCED WHEAT Seed Quality - Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight, Fusarium & Septoria, Bunt £173.70 £156.33 300g 10
TZV Seed Quality - Tet Viability & Vigour, Thousand Grain Weight £110.10 £99.09 200g 5-7
BASIC Seed Quality - Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight £33.60 £30.24 200g 7-9

Grain Tests

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Nitrogen:Sulphur Ratio £31.00 £27.90 100g 7
Admixture £21.80 £19.62 500g 1
Rapeseed Oil Content £12.00 £10.80 500g 1
Gluten £59.00 £53.10 100g 3
Stenvert Hardness £41.00 £36.90 100g 3
Specific Weight £10.00 £9.00 500g 1
Screenings (two sizes) £12.30 £11.07 100g 1
Screenings (one size) £10.20 £9.18 100g 1
Rapid Moisture £6.60 £5.94 500g 1
Oven Moisture £14.50 £13.05 100g 2
Hagberg Falling Number £16.70 £15.03 100g 1
Protein/Nitrogen (NIR) £10.00 £9.00 500g 1
Protein/Nitrogen (DUMAS method) £28.00 £25.20 100g 2

Seed & Pathology Tests

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Tet Viability & Vigour £105.40 £94.86 100g 5
Tetrazolium Germination £21.30 £19.17 100g 1
Guidance Germination (statutory method) £31.70 £28.53 200g 7-9
Leaf Stripe, Net Blotch & Fusarium - Barley £89.70 £80.73 100g 10
Leaf Stripe & Net Blotch - Barley £89.70 £80.73 100g 10
Bunt - Wheat £82.50 £74.25 100g 10
Fusarium & Septoria - Wheat £82.50 £74.25 100g 10
Fusarium - Barley £82.50 £74.25 100g 10
Pea Bacterial Blight £72.10 £64.89 500g 12
Stem Nematode £54.30 £48.87 500g 7
Ascochyta £72.10 £64.89 500g 10
1 Kg Other Seed Count £35.30 £31.77 1000g 1
Guidance Purity (Statutory Method) £35.30 £31.77 500g 1
Mung Bean Sprout Test £58.80 £52.92 100g 7
Thousand Grain Weight £8.70 £7.83 100g 1

Varietal Identification - Electrophoresis (Cereal)

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Varietal Identification - 14 grains £98.00 £88.20 100g 5
Cereal Seed Variety Check - 28 grains £139.00 £125.10 100g 5
Varietal Purity for Commerce - 56 grains £249.00 £224.10 100g 5

Statutory Seed Tests

  Minimum Turnaround (Days) HVS
Fodder - Beans £71.40 1+10  
Fodder - Peas £71.40 1+10  
Cereals - Rye £71.40 1+8  
Cereals - Oats £71.40 1+8 £103.40
Cereals - Barley £71.40 1+8 £103.40
Cereals - Wheat £71.40 1+8 £103.40

Mycotoxin Tests

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
T-2 + HT-2 £90.00 £81.00 100g 5-7
Ochratoxin £68.00 £61.20 100g 5-7
Fumonisin £68.00 £61.20 100g 5-7
Aflatoxin B1+B2+G1+G2 £120.40 £108.36 100g 10
Aflatoxin (Total) £68.00 £61.20 100g 5-7
Rapid Zearalenone (ZON) £48.00 £43.20 100g 1
Zearalenone (Quantitative ELISA Test) £40.00 £36.00 100g 5-7
Rapid DON £46.00 £41.40 100g 1
DON (Quantitative ELISA Test) £38.30 £26.81 100g 5-7

Microbiology Tests

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Yeasts & Moulds £11.80 £10.62 50g 7
Total Viable Count (TVC) £11.80 £10.62 50g 7
Staphylococcus aureus £11.80 £10.62 50g 7
Salmonella spp. £15.60 £14.04 50g 7
Pseudomonas spp. £11.80 £10.62 50g 7
Listeria spp. £25.00 £22.50 50g 7
Enterobacteriaceae £11.80 £10.62 50g 7
Escherichia Coli £11.80 £10.62 50g 7
Coliforms £11.20 £10.08 50g 7
Clostridium perfringens £11.80 £10.62 50g 7
Campylobacter spp. £25.00 £22.50 50g 7
Bacillus cereus £11.80 £10.62 50g 7

Chemical Residue Tests

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Heavy Metals B - Food/Feed (Cadmium, Lead, Arsenic, Mercury) £112.00 £100.80 200g 12
Heavy Metals A - Food/Feed (Cadmium, Lead) £48.60 £43.74 200g 12
Pesticide Residues £185.10 £166.59 300g 12
Fertiliser (N, P, K) £77.60 £69.84 300g 12

Other

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Digestate Nutrient Analysis (Total N, Av. N, P, K, Mg, DM, pH, Cu, S, Zn, Ca) £92.50 £83.25 250ml 12
Theoretical Gas Yields for AD £87.50 £78.75 500g 12
Water Quality (Ca, Mg, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, B, K, Na, Mo, P, S, NO3+NH3, HCO3, pH, EC, Cl) £41.50 £37.35 250ml 8

Soil/Manure Tests

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Full Manure & Slurry (Total N, Av. N, P, K, Mg, DM, pH, Cu, S, Zn, Ca) £86.00 £77.40 300g 12
Basic Manure & Slurry (N, P, K, Mg, DM) £36.30 £32.67 300g 12
Organic Matter £16.00 £14.40 300g 7-10
Available Soil Nitrogen (NO 3 NH 3 + Av. N in Kg/ha) £32.40 £29.16 300g 12
Heavy Metals (Pb, Ni, As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Cu, Zn) £62.00 £55.80 300g 12
Broad Spectrum (P, K, Mg, pH, LR, Ca, S, Na, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Mo, B, CEC) £46.80 £42.12 300g 7-10
Standard Plus (P, K, Mg, pH, LR, Mn, Cu, B, S) £40.10 £36.09 300g 7-10
Standard (P, K, Mg, & pH) £11.60 £10.44 300g 7-10

Soil Tests - Additional Elements

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
EC - Electrical Conductivity £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
Zn - Zinc £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
Se - Selenium £18.60 £16.74 300g 7-10
S - Sulphur £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
Pb - Lead £14.50 £13.05 300g 7-10
Ni - Nickel £14.50 £13.05 300g 7-10
Na - Sodium £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
Mo - Molybdenum £12.60 £11.34 300g 7-10
Mn - Manganese £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
LR - Lime reqirement £4.60 £4.14 300g 7-10
I - Iodine £12.60 £11.34 300g 7-10
Hg - Mercury £14.50 £13.05 300g 7-10
Fe - Iron £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
F - Flouride £31.70 £28.53 300g 7-10
Cu - Copper £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
Cr - Chromium £14.50 £13.05 300g 7-10
Co - Cobalt £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
Cl - Chloride £14.50 £13.05 300g 7-10
Cd - Cadmium £14.50 £13.05 300g 7-10
Ca - Calcium £11.70 £10.53 300g 7-10
B - Boron £16.90 £15.21 300g 7-10
As - Arsenic £16.90 £15.21 300g 7-10

Tissue Tests

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Hay/Haylage (CP, ME, Ash, DM, D-value) £43.70 £39.33 500g 7-10
Broad Spectrum (N, P, K, Mg, Ca, S, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Mo, B) £46.60 £41.94 50g 7-10
Standard (N, P, K, Mg) £36.30 £32.67 50g 7-10

Tissue Tests - Additional Elements

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
UDP - Undegradable Protein £9.00 £8.10 50g 7-10
RDP - Rumen Degradable Protein £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
DCP - Digestable Crude Protein £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
CP - Crude Protein £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
ME - Metabolisable Energy £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
DM - Dry Matter £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
EC - Electrical Conductivity £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Zn - Zinc £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Se - Selenium £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
S - Sulphur £15.30 £13.77 50g 7-10
Pb - Lead £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Ni - Nickel £11.70 £10.53 50g 7-10
Na - Sodium £11.70 £10.53 50g 7-10
Mo - Molybdenum £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Mn - Manganese £10.60 £9.54 50g 7-10
I - Iodine £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Hg - Mercury £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Fe - Iron £11.70 £10.53 50g 7-10
Cu - Copper £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Cr - Chromium £9.50 £8.55 50g 7-10
Co - Cobalt £11.70 £10.53 50g 7-10
Cl - Chloride £8.30 £7.47 50g 7-10
Cd - Cadmium £15.20 £13.68 50g 7-10
Ca - Calcium £12.20 £10.98 50g 7-10
B - Boron £8.30 £7.47 50g 7-10
As - Arsenic £9.10 £8.19 50g 7-10

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