Agricultural Chemistry Division
|Contact Person: Mr A. MOORBANNOO|
Position: Principal Scientific Officer
Tel: (230) 465 7472 , 466 1321
Fax: (230) 466 1559
Soil and Fertiliser Analysis Section
Physico-chemical and chemical analysis of soil, agricultural inputs and sugar by-products.
Samples: soil, compost, farmyard manure, poultry manure, organic residues or waste and fertilisers.
Analyses: pH, electrical conductivity, major nutrients and micro-elements (Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Iron), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), Exchangeable. bases, Ammonia Nitrogen (NH4–N), Sulphate (SO4) - Sulphur (S) and organic carbon.
Feed and Fodder Analysis Section
Analysis of fodder, animal feed and pet food.
Analyses: crude Protein, crude fibre, crude fat, ash, dry matter, phosphorus and calcium. Acid Detergent Fibre, Acid Detergent Lignin, Neutral Detergent Fibre, Copper, Iron, Magnesium.
Plant Analysis Section
Analysis of plant tissues for major nutrients and micro-elements.
Analyses: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, sulphur and zinc.
Crop and Water (Irrigation) Section
Analysis of fruits, Water (suitability for irrigation).
Analyses: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphate, nitrate, °Brix, pH, electrical conductivity, acidity and chloride.
This section is equipped to carry out the following determinations:
- Pesticide residues in fruits, vegetables, fish, honey and water.
- Aflatoxins (B & G) in nuts, animal feeds and spices.
- Sugars (Fructose, Glucose and Sucrose) in Honey.
- Histamine in fish and fishery products.
Submission of samples and Request for analysis
All samples for analysis must be accompanied with a duly signed request for analysis.
When the samples are submitted to the laboratory, the request for analysis should mention: