Certified Laboratory

As a testimony to the accuracy of Socfindo's laboratory analyses, our analysis results consistently score very high results in the Wageningen Evaluating programs for Analytical Laboratories (WEPAL), a worldwide laboratory proficiency testing scheme, with an average score of acceptance of 100% for plant samples (International Plant-Analytical Exchange Program).

Our laboratory is KAN - accredited and has ISO17025 certification, which is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories worldwide.

As planters we understand the importance of the right balance
of nutrients in our plants and our soil. Water and nutrients,
including trace elements all influence crop productivity.

Leaf and Rachis Analysis

Socfindo offers leaf and rachis analysis. These are very important annual analyses that are fundamental to understand the state of nutrition of your palms. These will facilitate tailoring your fertiliser requirements according to your palms needs within each specific leaf sampling unit (LSU).

Regular analysis will help you understand how your palms respond to your fertiliser strategy over time, according to your palm genetic origin or its environmental conditions.

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The parameters analysed are described below.

Leaf Analysis Parameter
Nitrogen (N. Kjeldahl) Boron (B)
Phosphor (P) Copper (Cu)
Potassium (K) Zinc (Zn)
Calcium (Ca) Iron (Fe)
Magnesium (Mg) Package N, P, K, Ca, Mg, B
Chloride (Cl) Aluminium (Al)
Manganese (Mn) Sulphur (S)
Rachis Analysis Parameter
N - Kjeldahl Cl
P - Total Mn - Total
K - Total B - Total
Ca - Total Cu, Zn, Fe (each parameter)
Mg - Total Package N, P, K, Ca, Mg, B

Fertiliser, Compost Analysis
and Fertiliser Recommendation

Socfindo offers fertiliser and compost analysis. This assists planters to confirm the composition of their fertiliser or compost in terms of elements.

Fertiliser is the most expensive input in our industry. Checking the quality of your
product against the specification required will give the purchaser peace of mind,
allowing management to concentrate on the time and quality of application.

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The parameters analysed are described below.

Fertiliser Analysis Parameters
Urea (N) NPK (N, P2O5, K2O)
ZA (N) NPK (N, P2O5, K2O, MgO)
ZA (N, S) NPK (N, P2O5, K2O, MgO2, B3, O)
RP (P2O5, CAS) Borate (B2O5)
TSP/SP-36 (P2O5) ZnSO4 (Zn)
TSP/SP-36 (P2O5, CAS) ZnSO4 (Zn, S)
MOP / KCL (K2O) CuSO4 (Cu)
Kieserite (MgO) CuSO4 (Cu+S)
Dolomite (MgO, CaO) FeSO4 (Fe)
Dolomite (MgO, CaO, Fineness) FeSO4 (Fe,S)
Kieserite (MgO tot, MgO WS, S) Fineness
Compost Analysis Parameters
pH CEC (Cation Exchangeable Capacity)
Moisture Boron
C - organic Package C - Org., N, P, K, Mg, Ca, B, Fe, Cu, pH
Total Ca, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn (Each Parameter) Loss of Ignition

Socfindo offers fertiliser recommendation, on a per hectare basis.
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Soil Analysis

Socfindo offers soil analysis. For instance soil analysis prior to replanting is useful,
it will allow the plantation manager to understand the state of the soil, as after one
generation of palm or rubber, we usually find a trend of acidification on tropical soils.
This analysis will give you the tool to rebalance your soil, rectify the pH and restore cation exchange capacity.

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The parameters analysed are described below.

Soil Analysis Parameter
pH H2O Total (P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn)
pH KCl Extract 25% HCl (P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn)
Total N (Kjeldahl) Total Sulphur
P - Bray II Base Saturation
C - organic Texture (Hydrometer)
Exchangeable Cations (K, Mg, Ca, Na) Package (pH H2O,pH KCl, Particle Size, N Total, C - organic, P - Bray II, CEC, K, Mg, Ca, Na)
CEC (Cations Exchangeable Capacity)

Latex Diagnosis and Rubber
Exploitation Recommendation

Socfindo offers Latex diagnosis for the rubber planters. The latex diagnosis will give
you an understanding of the physiological functioning of the laticifer system and
sucrose metabolism for your clones, according to your tapping and stimulation
management. This will help you identify potential increased stimulation or
stimulation relief. Enquiries The parameters analysed are described below.

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The parameters analysed are described below.

Latex Analysis Parameters
Total Solution Content (TSC) Phosphorus
Thiols Package (TSC, Thiols, Sucrose, Phosphorus)
Sucrose

Socfindo offers rubber exploitation recommendation, on a per hectare basis.
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Water and Effluent Water Analysis

Socfindo is now be able to offer water analysis (running water, drinking water as well as effluent waste waters). The analysis will assist in reducing your water footprint and improving the access to clean water for your stakeholders.

Bundling of specific parameters for ongoing government compliance are also offered:

  • Clean Water Bundle as Peraturan Menteri Kesehatan RI No. 32 Tahun 2017.
    Lampiran II - Kualitas Air Bersih
  • River Water Bundle as Peraturan Pemerintah No. 82 Tahun 2001.
    Kualitas Air Sungai
  • Effluent Water Bundle as Peraturan Menteri Lingkungan Hidup RI No. 5 Tahun 2014
    Lampiran III - Industri Minyak Sawit
    Lampiran IV - Crumb Rubber

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The parameters analysed are described below.

Waste Water (effluent) and Water (from river or borehole) Analysis Parameters
Chemical Organic Chemical
Mercury (Hg) pH Organic Matter as KMnO4 Oil and Grease
Arsenic (As) Selenium (Se) Physical
Iron (Fe) Zinc (Zn) Odour Turbidity
Fluoride (F) Cyanide (Cn) Taste Oil and Grease
Cadmium (Cd) Sulfate (SO4) Temperature Total Nitrogen (N)
Hardness (CaCO3) Lead (Pb) Colour Total Dissolve Solid (TDS)
Chloride (Cl) Boron (B) Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) Total Suspended Solid (TSS)
Chromium (Cr) Copper (Cu) Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5)
Manganese (Mn) Dissolved Oxygen Microbiology
N as Nitrate P as Phosphate (PO4) Total Coliform
N as Nitrite Ammonia Fecal Coliform