Soil Fertility & Irrigation Water Quality in India
Agriculture is one of the most significant sectors of Indian Economy providing a means of living to two thirds of the population and occupying almost 43% of India's geographical area. India is a leading global producer of fresh fruits, rice, sugar cane, and cashews effectively implementing various services like plant protection through fertilizers, use of hi-yield seeds, agricultural research, water management, and more.
Efficient crop production is directly tied to maintaining the optimum balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in the soil for the specific crop being grown. The correct nutrient levels together with correct soil pH levels also support nutrient availability, organic matter decomposition, and overall soil fertility balance.
Irrigation water quality analysis is important in understanding current water quality and to making more informed decisions. Modern irrigation water test equipment provides insight regarding minerals present in water. The irrigation water testing equipment has significantly contributed to the green revolution in India
With over 60 years of experience in water quality analysis equipments, Hach Company offers simple and robust on-site test kits for analysis of Soil and Irrigation water for better nutrient supplementary.
Soil Fertility & Irrigation Water Quality Test Kits
Designed for economical on-site evaluations of soil fertility and soil pH level, the NPK-1 test kit provides a simple, effective way for analysts to determine nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium content of the soil. The Soil Fertility test kit also includes a Pocket Pal™ pH Tester for quick soil pH measurements.
Ideal for soil fertility analysis, site characterization, and irrigation water quality assessment under a wide variety of conditions. Farmers, researchers, extension agents, and educators can use the versatile anaylysis kit at remote sites, in the classroom, or even in areas lacking electricity.
It uses color disc, drop count titration, and the dipstick method. The kit includes a manual for interpretation of Soil and Irrigation Water test results.