A soil test is an analysis of a soil sample to determine nutrient content, composition, and other characteristics such as acidity or pH level in agricultural soil. Soil tests are done to estimate available concentrations of plant nutrients in order to determine fertiliser recommendations in agriculture. Soil testing is used in the agricultural and horticultural industries to help with fertiliser composition and dosage selection.
India is an agriculture-based economy, with about half of its population dependent on agriculture. The importance of soil quality cannot be ignored. Soil quality can be deteriorated due to rapid industrialization, rising population, and widespread use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. As a result, agricultural soil must be tested for fertility and quality. A soil test is essential because it aids in crop production optimization by identifying nutrient deficiencies in the soil and, as a result, working to improve the deficient nutrients.
Soil testing is an important diagnostic tool for determining the next steps and identifying trends and patterns in order to make long-term soil management decisions. A soil test can determine fertility, or the expected growth potential of the soil, which indicates nutrient deficiencies, potential toxicities from excessive fertility, and inhibitions caused by non- essential trace minerals.
Three types of plant nutrients are frequently tested in laboratories:
NCRT offer soil testing services to assess agricultural soil's nutrient content and composition. Our laboratory experts and engineers are highly qualified to perform various soil testing and evaluation to determine nutrient content, composition, and other soil characteristics. Because our expert is familiar with the chemistry of the soil, they can recommend the tests that are most likely to yield useful results.
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