Central Analytical Laboratory
Soil and Fertilizer
Soil Sample Analysis
Excessive use of fertilizer course unnecessary nutrient retention in the soil is major problem in future crops production and develop the nutrient imbalances in the soil. Therefore application of soil test based fertilizer recommendation is more sensible nutrient management plan for the application of correct source and correct amount of fertilizer application and reduce the indiscriminate use of fertilizer and environmental contamination. In addition advices are given to correct the pH in the soil. Therefore fertilizer use efficiency also increased.
In soil analysis pH, Electrical conductivity, available, phosphorous, exchangeable potassium and organic matters are determined.
It is important to monitor the quality of the agriculture input to quality control of them and making necessary recommendation and to ensure the existence of environmental quality in the agriculture sector.
pH, electrical conductivity, moisture, organic carbon, total nitrogen, total phosphorous, total potassium and sand are analyzing in compost analysis and reports will be submitted.
It is important to analyze chemical fertilizer for their quality to ensure the existence of environmental quality in the agriculture sector, Consequently it has to assure food security of the Nation
Hence central soil and fertilizer testing laboratory carried out fertilizer analysis for moisture, total concentration of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, water soluble phosphorous and heavy metal.
Plant Sample Analysis
To solve the field problem in farmer field central soil and fertilizer testing laboratory analyze their plant sample and advise to them to correct fertilizer
Water Sample Analysis
Generally pH and Electrical conductivity are tested in given samples. Charges are not imposed yet.
Food Contaminant and Pesticide Analytical
Pesticide Residue Analysis
Analyzes and report on pesticide residues in food and water. The laboratory is equipped with advanced technical equipment such as LC/MS/MS, GC/MS, and GC-ECD. The internationally accepted QuEChERS methodology is used to perform the extraction and clean up with the method validation according to the SANTE/12682/2019 guideline. The Health Safety of Foods Analyzed by MRL’s (Maximum Residue Limits) is determined by the Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 2023/34 dated 14.06.2017.
Trace Elemental analysis including Heavy Metals
The laboratory is capable of analyze and report the 14 elements including arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) presence in food and water. The analysis is done by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP–MS). Safety of the food is determined by the maximum permissible limits published by the FAO / WHO.
The laboratory is equipped with equipment such as GC-ECD/NPD/FID, HPLC, FTIR, UV spectroscopy, and Karl Fisher Titrator. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of pesticide formulations and reporting of heavy metals in pesticides as impurities. Contributes to the quality assurance of the pesticide formulations imported into the country.