Importance of Agricultural Soil Testing Labs In India
diagnosing the nutrient deficiencies in the soil, and consequently working towards improving the lacking nutrients.
What Is Agricultural Soil Testing
Testing Parameters For Agricultural Soil Testing At Anacon Laboratories
There are a variety of parameters that are considered while conducting tests on the agricultural soil. These parameters can be classified into the biological, chemical, and physical composition of the soil. Some of the most crucial of these parameters are discussed below.
CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY (CEC)
CEC is the number of negatively charged sites in the soil. These negatively charged sites include clay and organic matter, and these attract the positively-charged nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These nutrients are important for a plant’s health and as a result, soils that have a higher value of CEC are considered more fertile.
The plant and animal residues in the soil constitute its organic matter. The high value of organic matter points towards high water retention capacity and high fertility.
SODIUM ADSORPTION RATIO (SAR)
A lot of soil structure problems and water infiltration problems can be gauged by this parameter. It helps in determining the attributes of the soil like general quality of the soil structure with respect toorganic matter & clay particles, hydraulic conductivity & aeration etc.
The pH of the soil is a very important testing parameter in the soil. This value can guide the nutrient deficiencies in the soil.
Why Choose Anacon Laboratories For Agricultural Soil Testing
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