Servicers Provided by Field Crops Research and Development Institute (FCRDI)
Who can obtain the service
All the farmers are entitled to take the service.
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
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.
Sending the reports
The reports are sent to the farmer and the AI by post.
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