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Date: 21.09.2023
Time of training: 9.00 AM – 5:30 PM
Last date of receipt of application: 20.09.2023
Venue: Committee Room
Course Director: Dr. T. R. Rupa
Course Co-Directors: Dr. K. G. Shilpashree and Dr. T. K. Radha Course Co-ordinators: Dr. M. V. Dhananjaya, Dr. D. Kalaivanan and BESST-HORT Team
Objectives of the training
• To impart the knowledge about establishment of soil testing laboratories, basic instruments and cares required in the laboratories.
To acquaint the participants with the soil sampling and testing techniques.

To spread awareness among the participants about Interpretation of test results and formulation of nutrient recommendations.
Prospects of the training
The growth and development of agriculture/horticulture crops are influenced by the levels of essential plant nutrients available in the soil. Soil testing is considered as important tool to understand the plant nutrient availability and it is a very useful strategy to formulate crop and site-specific nutrient recommendations. Soil test based fertilizer usage will help in increasing the nutrient use efficiency and farmers’ income, besides minimizing the risk of discharging pollutants to surface or ground water.
Scope of training
This training programme offers exhaustive coverage on soil sampling, soil testing protocol, interpretation of data and soil test based nutrient recommendations to specific crops. It also covers handling and usage of instruments in the soil testing laboratory. This training will immensely be useful to all those involved in soil testing services in horticultural crops.
Who are eligible?
All asprising entrepreneurs including agricultural and horticultural graduates,
diploma holders in horticulture/agriculture, lab technicians associated in soil testing, professionals and anybody interested to set up a soil testing laboratory.
How to apply?
Registration link: Charges for training: Rs. 2,500/- only for Offline mode; Registration is compulsory Training fees includes snacks, tea, lunch,

Certificate & training manual Contact Details: BESST-HORT: 7760883948, Mail ID: BESST-HORT

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