Leaf Tissue Analysis Laboratory
Plant tissue analysis is a tool that can be used to fine-tune fertilizer management practices or to diagnosis nutrient related problems before it is too late. Plant tissue analysis measures the nutrient levels in growing crops. Test values are compared with established values for deficient, optimum and excess nutrient levels for a specific plant species. In this way, the nutritional health of the plant can be assessed and the supply and availability of nutrients to crops during the growing season can be evaluated and modified to maximize quality & yield. Plant tissue analysis in conjunction with soil testing is useful in evaluating fertilizer management programs and practices, diagnosing nutrient-related crop production problems and identifying nutrient levels in crops that may limit yield, growth and health.
The Plant tissue analysis lab was started on 2010-11. The laboratory is well equipped. The Laboratory facilitated to farmer to analysis for various essential nutrients. Nutrients of primary interest are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulphur (S), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn).♦ Sample for testing
Source: Tandon,HLS.(2005)♦ Time for testing: 5-7 days
♦ Report comprises Nutrient concentration in plant samples and recommendations to optimize the nutrient level in plant.