• Grow more with less.

    Get lab tests for your farm’s soil, water, plants and other inputs.

  • Internationally Accredited Laboratory Services

    20 years of delivering high quality laboratory & advisory services for agriculture, environmental monitoring and food safety sectors in Africa.

  • Welcome to Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services

    Advising farmers across Africa on how grow the best with less.

  • Start your own Soil Testing Lab for Smallholder Farmers

    The Cropnuts FARMLAB gives smallholder farmers direct access to in-field laboratory services. Talk to us about setting one up for your company or community.

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    Sign up today and get hands-on technical training from our agronomy expert.

  • Breaking yield records with precision farming

    Tap into our large-scale precision agronomy service to achieve internationally record- breaking yields.

Center of Analytical & Agronomy Excellence

Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd (Cropnuts) is East Africa's leading agricultural testing laboratory & agronomy advisory services company. Leaders in soil fertility, water quality, food safety, pesticide residues, fertilizer quality, animal feed, plant disease & nematode laboratory analysis.

Leading farm management consultants offering farm advisory services with advanced tools such as satellite imagery for precision farming, GIS applications for soil mapping & land suitability surveys.

  • 12390

    Corporate Clients

  • 75835

    Smallholder Farmers

  • 13

    Mobile Laboratories

  • 944

    Field Trials Conducted

Our Laboratory is Internationally Accredited

Cropnuts is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by the Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS). ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation fulfills the general competence requirements for testing and calibration laboratories and demonstrates our ability to carry out laboratory testing and calibration to an international standard.

Real Farmers, Real Success Stories

Find out more about how we are working with farmers to improve their yields

  • How Stephen Tripled His Coffee Yield From 2 to 6 Tons

    If I told you a smallholder coffee farmer could triple their coffee yields with lower fertilizer costs than before, what would you say? This is Stephen, a smallholder coffee farmer from Central Kenya. He used to harvest 2500 kilos of coffee from his trees. His coffee yields were “stuck” because of the “law of minimum” […]

  • How We Achieved Massive 11.84 ton/ha Barley Yield

    Barley farming in Kenya is setting new yield records as witnessed in various barley trials conducted in Timau, Meru County. Trials are a huge part of making progress in farming, and back in September 2018 we harvested something truly special. A plot of barley – 10 metres long by 2 metres in length – that […]

  • Capsicum Farming Success Story

    Ann Muturi, a greenhouse farmer in Kenya’s Kiambu county, has a capsicum farming success story that will rekindle your hope in tomato & capsicum farming Successful Graduate Farmer Ann has won many hats in the past from being a student of math and chemistry at university level, an IT professional and an NGO practitioner to […]

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Faba
January 13th, 2021

Faba beans and other new crops on the Horizon

Faba Beans look very exciting on the right soil types. Thinking back to the UK, I was always struck at how Peas and Fabas thrived on alternate soil types, and that may be the case here in Kenya too; where peas are inconsistent, we perhaps need to give fabas a serious go.  Peas Faba Beans […]

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Gypsum
November 4th, 2020

Gypsum vs Lime? Thoughts On Agricultural Gypsum

I recently purchased a bag of what I thought was lime recently to use on trials, only to discover that it was actually gypsum. I included it in the trial anyway out of curiosity, and it got me thinking, why don’t we think about gypsum more often? Essentially calcium sulphate, gypsum contains two very important […]

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Potatoes
November 4th, 2020

Clean Potato Seed Varieties

Anyone considering growing potatoes over the coming months should know the benefits and importance of buying clean, certified potato seed variety. This is the best way to ensure the seed is free from Cyst Nematode, Blackleg, and Viruses such as Leaf Roll, all of which can all lead to significant yield or even crop loss. […]

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