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FCRDC-Field Crops: Soil Testing Service

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Who can obtain the service

All the farmers and persons who are interested on this service

Requesting Procedure

Should request from the Agriculture Instructor (AI) attached to Provincial Agriculture Department or Inter Provincial Extension Service in his/ her area

Activities after the request

Field inspection by the AI

Soil sample collection

By AI from the field (AI’s have given the instructions regarding proper soil sampling)

Payment for the service

Charge per sample: Rs 290/=

Payment should be made in-favour of the Director General of Agriculture by a cheque or a money order

Payment can be made at Post Office or Banks

Obtaining necessary information

The AI takes necessary information from the farmer in the specific format provided and labeled the soil samples���


Submitting the soil sample for testing

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, texture and the micro nutrient content

Reports produced: soil test report, soil test based fertilizer recommendation report with necessary instructions on soil fertility management

Time taken for issuing the report

3- 4 weeks after receiving the soil sample to the laboratory

Staff officer in-charge of the service

Research Officer of the Soil Fertility Division, FCRDI, Mahailuppallama

T.P: 0252249132, E- mail:

Sending the reports

The reports are sent to the farmer and the AI by post

Organization Information

Department of Agriculture

Old Galaha road,
Sri Lanka.

Ms. P.Malathi
Telephones:+94 812 386484 / +94 812 388157
Fax Nos:+94 812 388333

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Last Updated On: 2023-03-15 04:59:53
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