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.

Use the selection tool below to filter the appropriate tests for your application. Choose your commodity (e.g. wheat) and/or use (e.g. farm saved seed) and your options for this will appear in the list below with pricing, turnaround and sample size required.

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 - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
OAT - Rapid Moisture, Specific Weight, Screening (one size) £24.30 £21.87 500 1
ADVANCED OAT - Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight, Fusarium & Leaf Spot, Loose and Covered Smut £191.40 £172.26 300 10
OSR Produce Quality - Rapid Moisture, Admixture, Oil Content £27.10 £24.39 500g 1
BEAN/PEA Produce Quality - Rapid Moisture, Admixture £25.70 £23.13 500g 1
FEED Produce Quality - Specific Weight, Rapid Moisture £13.40 £12.06 500g 1
MALTING Produce Quality - Nitrogen, Tetrazolium Germination, Rapid Moisture, Specific Weight, Screenings (two sizes) £34.90 £31.41 500g 1
MILLING Produce Quality - Protein, Hagberg, Rapid Moisture, Specific Weight, Screening (one size) £21.80 £19.62 500g 1
ADVANCED PEA Seed Quality - Pea Bacterial Blight, Ascochyta, Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight £85.80 £72.22 800g 12
ADVANCED BEAN Seed Quality - Ascochyta, Stem Nematode, Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight £109.50 £98.55 1000g 12
ADVANCED BARLEY Seed Quality - Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight, Fusarium £85.80 £72.22 300g 10
ADVANCED WHEAT Seed Quality - Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight, Fusarium & Septoria, Bunt £125.70 £113.13 300g 10
TZV Seed Quality - Tet Viability & Vigour, Thousand Grain Weight £58.60 £52.74 200g 5-7
BASIC Seed Quality - Guidance Germination, Thousand Grain Weight £35.90 £32.31 200g 7-9

Grain Tests - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Broad Spectrum Grain Nutrient £48.30 £43.47 200g 7
Nitrogen:Sulphur Ratio - click here for more information £31.70 £28.53 100g 7
Admixture £22.60 £20.34 500g 1
Rapeseed Oil Content - click here for more information £12.60 £11.34 500g 1
Gluten - click here for more information £65.90 £59.31 100g 3
Stenvert Hardness £47.10 £42.39 100g 3
Specific Weight - click here for more information £11.30 £10.17 500g 1
Screenings (two sizes) - click here for more information £14.10 £12.69 100g 1
Screenings (one size) - click here for more information £12.20 £10.98 100g 1
Rapid Moisture - click here for more information £11.30 £10.17 500g 1
Oven Moisture - click here for more information £22.60 £20.34 100g 2
Hagberg Falling Number - click here for more information £18.80 £16.92 100g 1
Protein/Nitrogen (NIR) - click here for more information £11.30 £10.17 500g 1
Protein/Nitrogen (DUMAS method) - click here for more information £30.90 £27.81 100g 2

Seed & Pathology Tests - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Turnaround (Days) Sample Size
Loose Smut - Barley £80.00 £72.00 10  
Fusarium and Leaf Spot - Oat £78.70 £70.83 10 100
Loose and Covered Smut - Oat £86.80 £78.12 10 100
Rapeseed Erucic Acid Test (NIR) £22.10 £19.89 23 200
Rapeseed Erucic Acid (GC) £71.40 £64.26 7 100g
Rapeseed Erucic Acid (GC) £71.40 £64.26 7 100g
Tet Viability & Vigour £53.90 £48.51 5 100g
Tetrazolium Germination £28.30 £25.47 1 100g
Guidance Germination (statutory method) £33.90 £30.51 7-9 200g
Leaf Stripe, Net Blotch & Fusarium - Barley £49.90 £44.91 10 100g
Leaf Stripe & Net Blotch - Barley £89.70 £80.73 10 100g
Bunt - Wheat £49.90 £44.91 10 100g
Fusarium & Septoria - Wheat - click here for more information £49.90 £44.91 10 100g
Fusarium - Barley - click here for more information £49.90 £44.91 10 100g
Pea Bacterial Blight £149.50 £134.55 12 500g
Stem Nematode £33.70 £30.33 7 500g
Ascochyta £49.90 £44.91 10 500g
1 Kg Other Seed Count £37.10 £33.39 1 1000g
Guidance Purity (Statutory Method) £37.10 £33.39 1 500g
Mung Bean Sprout Test £64.79 £58.31 7 100g
Thousand Grain Weight £9.40 £8.46 1 100g

Varietal Identification - Electrophoresis (Cereal) - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Varietal Identification - 14 grains £105.90 £95.31 100g 5
Cereal Seed Variety Check - 28 grains £149.50 £134.55 100g 5
Varietal Purity for Commerce - 56 grains £272.20 £244.98 100g 5

Statutory Seed Tests - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 Minimum Turnaround (Days) 3+ HVS
Fodder - Beans £78.80 £71.40 1+10    
Fodder - Peas £78.80 £71.40 1+10    
Cereals - Rye   £71.40 1+8    
Cereals - Oats £78.80 £71.40 1+8 £108.60 £103.40
Cereals - Barley £78.80 £71.40 1+8 £108.60 £103.40
Cereals - Wheat £78.80 £71.40 1+8 £108.60 £103.40

Mycotoxin Tests - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
T-2 + HT-2 £104.70 £94.23 100g 5-7
Ochratoxin £86.90 £78.21 100g 5-7
Fumonisin £103.40 £93.06 100g 5-7
Aflatoxin B1+B2+G1+G2 £107.10 £96.39 100g 10
Aflatoxin (Total) £103.40 £93.06 100g 5-7
Rapid Zearalenone (ZON) £56.40 £50.76 100g 1
Zearalenone (Quantitative ELISA Test) £42.70 £38.43 100g 5-7
Rapid DON £54.40 £48.96 100g 1
DON (Quantitative ELISA Test) £40.50 £36.45 100g 5-7

Microbiology Tests - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Yeasts & Moulds £17.10 £15.39 50g 7
Total Viable Count (TVC) £12.90 £11.61 50g 7
Staphylococcus aureus £12.90 £11.61 50g 7
Salmonella spp. £20.00 £18.00 50g 7
Pseudomonas spp. £12.90 £11.61 50g 7
Listeria spp. £20.00 £18.00 50g 7
Enterobacteriaceae £12.90 £11.61 50g 7
Escherichia Coli £12.90 £11.61 50g 7
Coliforms £12.90 £11.61 50g 7
Clostridium perfringens £12.90 £11.61 50g 7
Campylobacter spp. £35.70 £32.13 50g 7
Bacillus cereus £12.90 £11.61 50g 7

Chemical Residue Tests - Click here for more information

  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)
Borehole Quality Water Test £83.60 £75.24 2 x 500ml (1 sterile, 1 standard) 10
Digestate Nutrient Analysis (Total N, Av. N, P, K, Mg, DM, pH, Cu, S, Zn, Ca) - click here for more information £92.50 £83.25 250ml 12
Theoretical Gas Yields for AD £95.90 £86.31 500g 12
Water Quality (Ca, Mg, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, B, K, Na, Mo, P, S, NO3+NH3, HCO3, pH, EC, Cl) - click here for more information £43.60 £39.24 250ml 8

Soil/Manure Tests - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Broad Spectrum Soil Health £61.80 £55.62 300g 7
Full Manure & Slurry (Total N, Av. N, P, K, Mg, DM, pH, Cu, S, Zn, Ca) £87.70 £78.93 300g 12
Basic Manure & Slurry (N, P, K, Mg, DM) £67.10 £60.39 300g 12
Organic Matter £15.70 £14.13 300g 7-10
Available Soil Nitrogen (NO 3 NH 3 + Av. N in Kg/ha) £34.60 £27.54 300g 12
Heavy Metals (Pb, Ni, As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Cu, Zn) £65.70 £59.13 300g 12
Broad Spectrum (P, K, Mg, pH, LR, Ca, S, Na, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Mo, B, CEC) £32.20 £28.98 300g 7-10
Standard Plus (P, K, Mg, pH, LR, Mn, Cu, B, S) £40.90 £36.81 300g 7-10
Standard (P, K, Mg, & pH) £11.90 £10.71 300g 7-10

Soil Tests - Additional Elements

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
EC - Electrical Conductivity £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
Zn - Zinc £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
Se - Selenium £19.50 £17.55 300g 7-10
S - Sulphur £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
Pb - Lead £15.20 £13.68 300g 7-10
Ni - Nickel £15.20 £13.68 300g 7-10
Na - Sodium £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
Mo - Molybdenum £13.20 £11.88 300g 7-10
Mn - Manganese £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
LR - Lime reqirement £9.00 £8.10 300g 7-10
I - Iodine £13.20 £11.88 300g 7-10
Hg - Mercury £15.20 £13.68 300g 7-10
Fe - Iron £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
F - Flouride £33.30 £29.97 300g 7-10
Cu - Copper £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
Cr - Chromium £15.20 £13.68 300g 7-10
Co - Cobalt £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
Cl - Chloride £15.20 £13.68 300g 7-10
Cd - Cadmium £15.20 £13.68 300g 7-10
Ca - Calcium £12.30 £11.07 300g 7-10
B - Boron £17.70 £15.93 300g 7-10
As - Arsenic £17.70 £15.93 300g 7-10

Tissue Tests - Click here for more information

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
Hay/Haylage/Silage/Whole Crop - Click here for more information £35.10 £31.59 500g 7-10
Broad Spectrum (N, P, K, Mg, Ca, S, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Mo, B) £38.60 £34.74 50g 7-10
Standard (N, P, K, Mg) £38.10 £34.29 50g 7-10

Tissue Tests - Additional Elements

  1 - 2 3+ Sample Size Turnaround (Days)
UDP - Undegradable Protein £15.70 £14.13 50g 7-10
RDP - Rumen Degradable Protein £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
DCP - Digestable Crude Protein £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
CP - Crude Protein £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
ME - Metabolisable Energy £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
DM - Dry Matter £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
EC - Electrical Conductivity £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Zn - Zinc £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Se - Selenium £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
S - Sulphur £16.10 £14.49 50g 7-10
Pb - Lead £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Ni - Nickel £12.30 £11.07 50g 7-10
Na - Sodium £12.30 £11.07 50g 7-10
Mo - Molybdenum £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Mn - Manganese £11.10 £9.99 50g 7-10
I - Iodine £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Hg - Mercury £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Fe - Iron £12.30 £11.07 50g 7-10
Cu - Copper £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Cr - Chromium £10.00 £9.00 50g 7-10
Co - Cobalt £12.30 £11.07 50g 7-10
Cl - Chloride £8.70 £7.83 50g 7-10
Cd - Cadmium £16.00 £14.40 50g 7-10
Ca - Calcium £12.80 £11.52 50g 7-10
B - Boron £8.70 £7.83 50g 7-10
As - Arsenic £9.60 £8.64 50g 7-10

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