In addition to your hydroponic substrate, we also offer drip water analysis. By monitoring your hydroponic system at the inlet and outlet points, you can optimise the nutrient application, helping you provide your plants with the nutrients they need without wasting inputs. To understand the nutrient uptake of your plants, we test the irrigation and drain water.
For the irrigation water, we quantify the mineral composition of the water and also screen for possible pathogens and nematodes in your water. This helps you understand what is going into your system and identify which minerals might be limiting.
We also analyse the drain fraction, which gives you an idea of the leaching fraction. This tells you if your system has too much or too little of a given nutrient and allows you to optimise the fertigation system, so your plants are getting exactly what they need with minimum leaching. This improves plant health, which has the knock-on effect of reduced disease pressure.
Finally, we can also test your fertigation inputs, so you can ensure what you think is going into the system, is actually going into the system.
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Calcium Nitrate is an inorganic compound with the formula Ca(NO3)2 and is mainly used as a component in fertilizers. In soil and plant nutrition Calcium is King. Calcium Nitrate is the only cheapish non-reactive water soluble calcium fertilizer suitable for drip feeding fertigated crops, so it goes without saying that calcium nitrate is the sovereign of fertilizers. There are […]Read More
Fungicides are biocidal chemical compounds used to kill parasitic fungi or their spores. Fungi can cause serious damage in agriculture, resulting in critical losses of yield, quality, and profit. Fungicides Classification Fungicides are mostly known by their brand names. But when you want to get scientific about farming, it’s important to understand a bit more about which ones to use in different crops, and […]Read More
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Cropnuts (or Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd) is a private company that offers laboratory analytics and expert agricultural advice in Africa. We started out as a small analytical laboratory, offering services for agriculture and food safety...Read More
Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services, Limuru, off Limuru road, P.O. Box 66437-00800 Nairobi – Kenya
+254 711 094 444 / +254 736 839 933