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 Soil Testing Laboratory

Soil testing laboratory has facilities to test the pH, EC, Organic Carbon, Available N, P, K, Boron, Sulphur and Micronutrient (DTPA-Extractable-Zn, Cu, Mn & Fe) on the payment basis.

Benefits of Soil Health Card (SHC)

The SHC is a complete evaluation of the quality of soil right from its functional characteristics, to water and nutrients content and other biological properties. It will also contain corrective measures that a farmer should adopt to obtain a better yield. It benefits farmers’ in the following ways:

The farmers will get a well-monitored report of the soil which is chosen for the cultivation of crops.

The monitoring will be done on a regular basis.

The farmers will be guided by experts to come up with solutions to improve the quality of the soil.

Regular monitoring will help the farmers to get a long-term soil health record and accordingly can study and evaluate the results of different soil management practices.

This card can become most helpful and effective when filled out regularly by the same person over a period of time.

The idea is not to compare the varied soil types but to find out methods to improve soil fertility, to access the different types of soil and their ability to support crop production in spite of their limitations and as per their abilities.

The soil card will help the farmers to get an idea on the crop-wise recommendations of nutrients and fertilizers required in each type of soil. This can help in increasing the crop yield.

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