Soil, which is the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, consists of disintegrated rock with an admixture of organic remains and contains primary nutrients like Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (NPK), secondary nutrients like Sulphur and micronutrients such as Zinc, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum etc.
These nutrients should be present in optimum quantities for good agriculture production but get depleted over the years due to use of soil for agricultural production and other factors such as flood, rains, drought etc. Since presence of various nutrients is essential for good production of crops, nutrients are supplemented by use of fertilizers.
Fertilizers have to be administered in optimum quantity for which soil testing is essential for ascertaining its chemical composition and thereby determining the optimum use of nutrients in the form of fertilizers.
Soil Testing Soil Testing is well recognized as a sound scientific tool to assess inherent power of soil to supply plant nutrients. The benefits of soil testing have been established through scientific research, extensive field demonstrations, and on the basis of actual fertilizer use by the farmers on soil test based fertilizer use recommendations.
Soil testing was initiated in the country in the beginning of planning era by setting up of 16 soil testing laboratories during 1955. The Government of India has been supporting this program during different plan periods to increase the soil analysing capacity in the country.
The numerical strength does not, however, decisively indicate the quality and success of the program. Planners and agriculturalists have recognized the utility of the service fully but it suffers due to inadequate scientific support in its execution.
How We Can Help? We provide free of cost soil testing at our republic hubs for every 90 days. Our method is scientifically proven and highly reliable. A complete data will be provided based on the primary nutrients, secondary nutrients and micronutrients. The data can be analysed and subsequently, the recommended fertilizers can be used.