Soil, Water & Manure Testing

With a realization that the loss of natural fertility of soil is due to excess and unregulated use of chemical fertilizers and so soil environment should be maintained properly for the proper functioning of biofertilizer, the service of soil testing must reach the grass root level. For this purpose a model was developed here to provide soil testing services to the farmers at grass root level and enabled entrepreneurs to start their own business. In addition to testing of N, P, K, pH, EC and OC, this centre also provides the assessment of micronutrients. Proper management of soil is an important issue in biofertilizer technology. With the development of societal method of soil testing, the institute could reach the farmers level with soil testing facility. The VIB knowledge workers, trained rural youths, are involved in collection and analysis of soil samples.