Soil Testing and its Benefits
Updated: Oct 29, 2020
In the modern agriculture, soil testing is the most important practise to manage fertiliser application and crop production. Without soil testing it is very difficult to ensure the right application of fertilisers for crop.
Video: Benefits of Soil Testing
Few of the many benefits of Soil Testing are:
Determines level of nutrients in the soil.
Helps in selecting the right fertiliser and its quantity for optimum fertigation.
Helps farmers in making smart data driven decisions.
Helps in getting higher yield of crops.
Helps in optimising the fertiliser expenditure.
Hence, increases profit and decreases input cost.
Improves soil health.
Decreases environmental damage due to optimum fertigation.
When should I get my soil tested?
Most experts advise that soil should be tested at every crop cycle or at least once a year to ensure optimum fertigation and crop yield.
"Healthy soil is the foundation of healthy crop and healthy farm."
Where can I get my soil tested?
In countries like India, USA, UK, Australia, Nigeria and Africa, there are many upcoming private soil testing labs and already established Government soil testing labs which you can contact to get your soil tested. In case, there is no Soil Testing Lab in your nearby region -- you can also contact Harvesto to start your own advanced Soil Testing Lab business using their technology which is being used by several major agriculture companies and Government departments in over 30 countries around the globe.
In how much time can I get my Soil Testing report?
The time taken for soil testing varies from place to place and depends on the technology used for soil testing. On average, an advanced technology like that of Harvesto will give your complete soil testing report of over 10 soil samples in approximately 3 hours. Whereas, some other technologies may give the soil testing report in 1-2 days. The time taken can be confirmed from your nearest Soil Testing Lab.