A group of more than 20 members of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce visited our laboratory located in Oxnard, CA on September 13th
Our CEO, Tenesor Pena, and our Lab Director, Maria Pena, explained the visitors the services provided by AGQ Labs and the entire testing process, since receiving the samples from the clients until submitting the result. At our facility in Oxnard, we provide testing services in two core sectors: Food Safety and Agronomy. During the tour, the reception, preparation, and extraction of samples, and the different state of the art instruments used were explained and shown: LC-MS; GC-MS; ICP-MS; ICP-OES, LECO, etc.
It was a good opportunity to chat with the visitors about employment opportunities and the engagement AGQ Labs has with the community, supporting different events such as Ventura Farm Day, and participating in different internship programs with local College and Universities.
At AGQ Labs we can help the AG Industry with our Food Safety and Agronomy Services:
- Pesticide Residue Analysis
- Heavy Metals Analysis
- Other Contaminants
- Soil Analysis
- Water Analysis
- Tissue Samples Analysis
- Crop Nutritional Monitoring
- Fruit Quality/Cell Wall Calcium
- Hemp Potency
With Crop Nutritional Monitoring (CNM) system AGQ Labs has been monitoring and evaluating the chemical needs of crops for over 25 years and we have helped clients around the world increase crop production, improve product quality and size, optimize fertilizer and water usage, control salinity and establish zero pesticide leaching methods.
AGQ Labs continuously evaluates what the crop needs at all times. Throughout the campaign we monitor the water and nutrient uptake of the crop and advise our clients on how to adjust their irrigation and fertilizers to the optimal level. This type of control also allows AGQ Labs’ clients to follow sustainable agricultural practice because leaching is minimized. The result is:
- Minimizing environmental impact
- Optimization of fertigation
- Higher quality product
- Significant cost savings in fertilizers
- Increased productivity and performance
AGQ Labs has developed an internal proprietary procedure for crop nutritional monitoring and control that is based on the analysis of soil solutions that are extracted by AGQ Labs’ patented suction lysimeter probes. AGQ Labs’ Crop Nutritional Monitoring Program is based on the comprehensive control of the Soil-Plant-Water system.
AGQ Labs’ quality seal certifies farms are using sustainable agricultural practices that guarantees the farm is using fertilizers, water, and pesticides efficiently and minimizing their impact on the environment.
Our warranty is based on the know-how accumulated by AGQ Labs during the past 25 years around the globe. At this time, AGQ Labs has reached optimal reference curves for all the main crops. Our agronomists from around the world, experts in the interpretation of this information, provide full value in irrigation and plant nutrition issues to AGQ Labs’ clients.
Do not hesitate to visit our website for more information.