REGIONAL AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE – KILINOCHCHI
SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT
SOIL TESTING SERVICES
All the farmers and persons who are interested in this service.
Should request from the Agriculture Instructor (AI) attached to Provincial Agriculture Department or Inter Provincial Extension Service in his/ her area.
Field inspection by Agriculture Instructor (AI) from the field (AI’s have given the instructions regarding proper soil sampling)
Charge per sample: Rs 290/=
The AI takes necessary information from the farmer in the specific format provided and labeled the soil samples.
The AI handover the soil sample to the laboratory through the Director/ Deputy Director of the institute. Soil sample preparation for testing at the laboratory and testing for the following soil parameter only: pH, Electrical conductivity (EC), Available Phosphorus content, Exchangeable Potassium content, Organic matter content and texture.
Reports produced: soil test report, soil test-based fertilizer recommendation report with necessary instructions on soil fertility management
3-4 weeks after receiving the soil sample to the laboratory
OFFICER IN CHARGE OF SECTION
Mr. A. Amirthalojanan
Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre