In addition to our soil nutrient testing, we also offer soil texture analysis (sand, silt, clay ratios), soil carbon and CO2 burst tests, which measures the CO2 respiration and is a proxy for the level of biological activity.
In addition to the chemical properties of the soil, knowing the physical structure and biological response of your soils is essential for proper soil management. These fundamental properties influence root formation and aeration and affect nutrient uptake by the plants. Well structured, biologically active soils produce healthy, disease resistant crops which yield better and produce higher quality grains.
As with our soil nutrient testing, our agronomy team is on hand to give advice. In addition to soil tests, we can help you come up with a management plan to help you improve soil structure and increase biological activity.
Maize plant population and seed rate comparison data from our maize variety trial sites has been very enlightening. Last week we looked at the results of our Cropnuts Maize Variety Trials in 2019 and highlighted how some maize varieties perform very differently at higher plant populations. Within the Variety Trials last year at every site, […]Read More
Plant disease & pest management using chemical pesticides raises serious concerns about food safety, environmental quality and pesticide resistance. These concerns have dictated the need for alternative plant disease & pest Management techniques. In particular, plant nutrients could affect the disease tolerance or resistance of plants to pests and diseases. This is evident in the […]Read More
Agriculture in Kenya is on it’s way up but not without serious productivity challenges and limitations. What can we do to overcome these challneges and become a food secure nation? Ruth Vaughan investigates.. The modern world takes food for granted. Historically the struggle to find or produce enough food to eat was the focus for […]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 / +254 720 639 933