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Contact Us - States Analyst's Laboratory

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The States Analyst Laboratory based at Burnt Lane in St Martin's provides a range of services to accurately identify the nutritional needs and pests, diseases and disorders of horticultural and agricultural crops, as well as those of garden and native plants. The Laboratory provides:

  1. Support to local horticulture and agriculture businesses and the general public with plant pest and disease identification and control strategies as well as soil/plant nutrient analysis and advice. For further information on common garden pests and diseases, follow this link.
  2. Advice and guidance on the safe and proportionate use of garden and professional pesticide and fertiliser products in order to protect Guernsey's population, natural environment, water supply and indigenous wildlife.
  3. Assistance to the Plant Health Inspector to:
  • What services are available?

    • Nutrient analysis of soil, compost or plant sap and advice on any fertiliser required.
    • Identification of pest disease and disorders of plants and advice on how to control them.
    • Virus testing of plants on request.
    • Site visits
  • When are the labs open?

    • The lab is open from 0900 - 1700 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
  • What will it cost?

    • Identification and advisory services are free of charge. Soil, compost and sap analysis and specific laboratory tests such as those for viruses and nematodes are charged for. See pdf icon 2017 Services and Charges [355kb]

Please contact us for further information on the identification and control of pests, diseases or invasive species.


2017 Services and Charges

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