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Division of Soil Science

Soil Science division deals with importance of soil and water testing, issue of soil health cards, soil sutability for agriculture, horticulture and soil fertility management strategies to the farming community.


1. Need based training programmes conducted on different field crops for Practicing Farmers, Farm Women and Rural Youth

  • Importance of Soil & Water Testing
  • Soil Health Management
  • Integrated Nutrient Management practice
  • Balanced use of fertilizers
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Fertigation
  • Methods of fertilizer application
  • Role of bio fertilizer & organic manures in soil fertility improvement
  • Problematic soil management
  • Organic farming and Composting technologies
  • Soil fertility management under drought condition
  • Drought management

2. Training programmes of innovative technologies conducted to Extension Functionaries for dissemination of technologies among the farmers

  • Soil fertility management strategies
  • Balanced fertilization with INM practice
  • Composting technologies

3. Interventions Proposed based on the Prioritized Problems (OFT & FLD)

Sl.No. Description Area (ha) No. of Demo
Name of the OFT Programme (2017-18)
1 Assessment of performance of microbial consortia in tomato cultivation 1 5
Name of the FLD Programme (2017-18)
2 Demonstration of TNAU maize hybrid CO (HM)6 with ICM practice 3 15
3 Demonstration of insitu mulching of sugarcane trash in ratoon sugarcane with ICM practice 6 15
4 Demonstration of split application of potassium in tapioca with ICM practice 6 15

4. Special Activities

  • Implementation of Technology Demonstration Components (TDC) for soil fertility management under drought condition and recycling of crop residues to make burn free village in NICRA scheme at Vadavathur & Jambumadai village funded by CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Under revolving fund activity biofertilizers, crop boosters and micro nutrient mixtures distributed to needy farmers.

5. Soil & Water Testing Laboratory

Soil & water testing laboratory is in operation since 2011 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Namakkal. Soil & water health cards issued along with recommendation to farmers. The Parameters being analysesd is presented here under.

Soil Analytical Charges

Sl.No. Parameters of Analysis Approved Rate (Rs.)
1 Moisture content 10.00    
2 Texture analysis 25.00    
3 Lime status 25.00    
4 pH, EC 25.00    
5 pH, EC, Available Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium 50.00    
6 Organic carbon content 50.00    
7 Sulphur 25.00    
8 Micronutrients (Zinc, copper, iron, manganese) 50.00    
9 Texture, lime status, pH, EC, OC, Available Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium 150.00    
10 Texture, lime status, pH, EC, OC, Available Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, sulphur 175.00    
11 Texture, lime status, pH, EC, OC, Available Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, sulphur and Micronutrients 250.00    
12 Water holding capacity, bulk density, particle density & Soil porosity (Each Rs.25) 100.00