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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Rapid method of soil health testing
Author(s): Brajendra and V Ravindra Babu
Abstract: A healthy soil is one that is capable of supporting the production of foodgrains to a level and with a quality sufficient to meet human requirements, together with continued delivery of other ecosystem services that are essential for maintenance of the quality of life for humans and the conservation of biodiversity. Soil testing is key to balanced fertilization and plant nutrition. The analytical works in a soil testing laboratory mainly involves standard chemical methods suitably modified to permit handling of large number of soil samples with the required degree of accuracy and speed. Rapid soil testing kits are similar to the clinical testing and diagnosis in medicine. These kits are developed to simplify the soil chemical analysis for ready use by the less skilled personal in the rural areas by the soil testing laboratories and rural service centers.
How to cite this article:
Brajendra and V Ravindra Babu. Rapid method of soil health testing. 2017; 6(6S): 519-521.