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Agricultural Chemistry Division


Agricultural Services ​Contact Person: ​​ Mr A. MOORBANNOO
​Position: ​Principal Scientific Officer
​Agricultural Chemistry Div.
​Tel: ​(230) 465-7472,466-1321
​Fax: ​(230) 466-1559




To be an effective analytical support service provider to farming community and agricultural sector for a sustainable agricultural development.


To provide reliable and timely analytical support to the farming community for the chemical analysis of agricultural materials.


The Agricultural Chemistry Division operates a laboratory, providing analytical support services (chemical analysis) to the agricultural communities and livestock breeders. The Agricultural Chemistry Division also issues licenses for the wholesale and retail sale of chemical fertilisers.



The Agricultural Chemistry Division has five sections:
Pesticide Residue Analysis
Soil and Fertiliser Analysis
Plant Analysis
Feed and Fodder Analysis
Crop, Water (irrigation) Analysis

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus and equipment for chemical analysis like gas chromatograph (GC) with ECD, FTD and FID detectorsGC MSMS , Liquid Chromatograph MSMS, UV/Visible spectrophotometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS) and flame photometer, Kjeltec Auto Distillation Apparatus and Fibertec


The Agricultural Chemistry Division provides services for chemical analysis of agricultural materials such as soil, plant, fertilisers, feed and fodder, compost, farm manure and water for various parameters like major and minor nutrients and nutritional composition.

The purpose of the chemical analysis is to help the growers (planters) and farmers to determine the soil fertility status of his land, the suitability of water for irrigation, the mineral status of plants/leaves/vegetables and the nutritional value of the animal feed and fodder.


 As part of its quality assurance for its test results, the Laboratory participates regularly in Proficiency Testing programmes organized by internationally recognized institutions like:
FAPAS​ ​Food Analysis Performance Assessment Scheme UK​
BIPEA​ ​Bureau Inter Professionel d'Etudes Analytiques  France​
​WEPAL ​Wageningen Evaluation programme for Analytical Laboratories - The Netherlands​
Laboratory  analysis and Diagnosis



Chemical analysis of soil samples for small cane planters and non-sugar crop growers for major and minor nutrients
​Analysis of feertilisers for their quality/composition
​Analysis of leaves and other plant parts for their mineral composition


Soil and Fertiliser Analysis Section
Feed and Fodder Analysis Section
Plant Analysis Section
Crop and Water (Irrigation) Section
Pesticide Residue Analysis Section
Submission of samples and Request for analysis

Laboratory Analysis and Diagnosis
Permits and Licences