When: 31st October to 1st November 2017

~ 08.30 start Day 1 and ~ 17:00 finish Day 2

Where: Ravensdown Analytical Research Laboratories, Napier, NZ

90 Waitangi Road, Napier, New Zealand

Who: The course is aimed at technicians who carry out soil analysis. Priority will be given to corporate and individual members who have not attended the previous ASPAC soil analysis workshops. However, if you would like a refresher please notify your interest and you will be put on the reserve list, and contacted if the workshop does not fill.

Aim of the Course:

To improve performance of methods consistently showing a wide spread of data in ASPAC plant proficiency testing rounds.

Define the critical steps for ensuring accurate results

Share some of the ‘tricks of the trade’

Develop networks with technicians working in similar fields

Example of Course Content:

Sample preparation and processing

Methodology e.g. extractable P, exchangeable cations, ICP-OES

Exercises in assessing real data sets

Quality Control

Laboratory tour – Ravensdown Analytical Research Laboratories


$A300 per person (zero-rated for Australian GST as an event conducted outside Australia).

There is a limit of two team members per corporate membership.

ASPAC will provide lunch and refreshments during the workshop and also dinner on the Tuesday evening.

Participants will need to arrange and cover the cost of their own transport and accommodation.

There are numerous accommodation options along Marine Parade, in Napier; about 6km from the workshop venue.

To register:

Complete the Registration Form and return by 21st August 2017. Invoicing will follow, for payment by 20th September please. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after 30th September.