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Soil Testing Laboratory

The University established a soil testing laboratory inside Parlakhemundi campus. Soil testing is a rapid chemical analysis to access available nutrient status of the soil and includes interpretation, evaluation and fertilizer recommendation based on the result of chemical analysis and other considerations.

Aim of the action learning laboratory

To enhance the practical knowledge of students to get both physical and chemical analysis of different types of soil to access available nutrient status.


Students will be able to do hands on, on the following:

  1. Grouping of soil into classes relative to the nutrient level.
  2. Predicating the probability of getting a profitable response to the fertilizers.
  3. To provide the basis for fertilizer recommendation
  4. To test the use of plant nutrients based on soil test crop response.


  1. Conversant in using instruments and increase skill
  2. Ability to test different types of soils
  3. Able to use of various precision measuring instruments
  4. Able to know different parameter of soil
  5. Ability to calculate fertilizer recommendation as per soil test report

Caters to

B.Sc Agriculture, M.Sc Agriculture, Skills for success and domain courses participants. The lab serves as state-of-the-art facility for research scholars: PhD and Research fellows.

The students will be able to understand soil testing will ensure benefits at many levels, for farmers it will be an inexpensive option. On the other hand, the students will learn about soil testing as a management tool to determine PH and nutrient concentration, they will also understand the importance of protecting the soil from contamination.

Market Linkages

The cardinal goal of the laboratory is endowing the students with required skill sets to learn soil testing skill and use it for market requirement. At the outset, the students will be able to choose path of entrepreneurship or excel in their job profile.