Microscopic Disease Diagnosis

Microscopic Disease Diagnosis

Microscopic examination of both foliage and root material, detecting pathogens present. A detailed report is provided analyzing turf health and photos of pathogens are provided to show signs of activity. Recommendations for treatment are also provided.

Complex Disease Diagnosis

Complex Disease Diagnosis

This service uses either eDNA extraction and sequencing from infected plant tissue & / or a plating out service to efficiently diagnose problematic plant pathogens. Recommendations for treatment are also provided.

Nematode Extraction

Nematode Extraction

Laboratory Nematode Extraction service identifying the presence of 14 nematode species. Detailed report provided using photos as documentary evidence of overall root health.

Turfgrass Root health

Turfgrass Root Health Assessment

Detailed report analysing turf health parameters such as root length, root colour, thatch depth and functionality. The report also identifies plant pathogens and nematode species present, whilst providing recommendations on control of issues identified.


Wintergrass Resistance Testing Service

Service that screens and identifies herbicide efficacy on Poa annua growing in a specific situation. Can opt for either pre and post emergent screen of 5 commonly used herbicides. Service can be done year round with access to growth chambers. Can also be undertaken on other plant species.


Insect / Mite Identification Service

Identification of insects, including mite species. The report uses photos as documentary evidence of activity.

HydroForce Range

Soil Nutrient Analysis

The TechForce Soil Nutrient Analysis is a detailed nutrient analysis looking at the following parameters: pH (H2O + CaCl2), EC, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Al, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, B, S, P, CEC, % base saturation.

Water Management Portfolio

Irrigation Water Suitability Analysis

Service offering analysis of irrigation water for the following parameters: pH, EC, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Mo, Na; Cl, NO3‐N, HCO3, N03‐N.

XCel Range

Leaf Tissue Nutrient Analysis

Service offering analysis of turfgrass plant tissue for the following parameters: N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe, B, Na, Mo.

Liquid Fertilisers

Herbicide & Pesticide Residue Testing / Screening

TechForce can test for and evaluate a range of pesticide testing in a variety of mediums (water, soil, plant tissue). Whatever your requirements, we have a range of laboratories we work with to get your desired outcome.

Environmental Water Analysis

The environmental water test measures Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Biological Oxygen Demand, E.coli, Faecal content and suspended solids. Pesticide and heavy metal contaminants are optional extras. Customised environmental water testing for specific requirements can also be undertaken.

HydroForce Range

Physical Soil Analysis

TechForce offers a comprehensive range of physical soil testing. These include; particle size analysis, sand-silt & clay evaluation, USGA and sand/gravel suitability, Porosity properties and soil moisture retention curves.