Who can obtain the service:
All the farmers are entitled to take the service. Requesting procedure:
Farmer should request 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
Payment for the service:
Charge per sample: Rs. 290/= Payment to: In favour of?the Director General of Agriculture by a cheque or money order Payment at: Post office / Banks
Soil sample collection:
By the AI from the field (AIs have been given the instructions regarding proper soil sampling)
Obtaining necessary information:
The AI takes necessary information from the farmer in the specific format provided and label the soil sample with the given label.
Submitting the soil sample for testing:
The AI hands over the soil sample to the soil laboratory through the Director / Deputy Director of the Institute. Soil sample preparation for testing at the Laboratory and testing for following Soil parameters only: pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Available Phosphorus content, Exchangeable Potassium content, Organic matter content, Texture Reports produced: Soil test report, Soil test based fertilizer recommendation report with necessary instructions on soil fertility management
Time taken for issuing the reports:
3-4 weeks after receiving the soil sample by the soil laboratory
Staff officer Incharge of the service:
Research Officer of the Soil Fertility Division, FCRDI, Mahailuppallama.
TP: 0252249132 Email: email@example.com
Sending the reports:
The reports are sent to the farmer and the AI by post.
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