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From

The Deputy Director (Trg),


Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Kapurthala.
To
The Director of Extension Education,
Punjab Agricultural University,
Ludhiana.

Subject: Regarding the functioning of the soil and water testing labortary
of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapurthala upto June 2010.
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Respected Sir,

In response to the letter no. PAU.De.V.10/ 30262-79 dated 13-07-10

from your office regarding the functioning of the soil and water testing

laboratory, Kindly find enclosed the detail of the total number sample analysed

both free and charged@ Rs. 20 per sample by the soil and water testing

laboratory of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapurthala.

Thanking you in anticipation.

The Deputy Director (Trg),


Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Kapurthala

Performance of Soil and water testing Labortary of Krishi Vigyan Kendra,


Kapurthala from 2006 to upto June 2010
Table no 1. No. of Soils and water samples analyzed by soil and water testing labortary

Year No of soil and water samples analyzed Amount obtained and submitted
by the Soil and water testing Lab of after analysing the samples @Rs
KVK., Kapurthala. 20 per sample

2005 Nil Nil


2006 152 3040 = 00
2007 292 5840 = 00
2008 381 7620 = 00
Upto June 2009 455 9100 = 00
Upto June 2010 460 9200 = 00
Total 1740 34,800 = 00
of KVK, Kapurthala.

Fig: Graphical representation of performance of soil laboratory from 2006 to June 2010

Table no 2. No. of Soils and water samples analyzed by soil and water testing labortary
of KVK, Kapurthala free of cost

Sr. No. Year Crop/Scheme Samples analysed free

of cost

1. 2006-07 Under Front line demonstrations 136


viz.Gram,Gobhi-Sarson,
Sunflower,Neem coated urea, For
preparing the fertility map of
KVK instrauctional farm.

2. 2007-08 Adaptive trials, Neem coated urea, 139


Under Front line demonstrations
viz.Gobhi-sarson,Gram,
SunflowerGroundnut, moong,
Adopted village Blairkhanpur

3. 2008-09 Under Front line demonstrations 38


viz. Sunflower, Gram (GPF-
2),Gobhi-sarson,
4. 2009-10 Under Front line demonstrations 40
viz. Sunflower, Gobhi-sarson,
Gram (PBG-5))

Total samples analysed free of cost 353

Table No. 3 Total number of soil and water samples analysed (By charging fee and free
of cost) from 2006 to june 2010.

Sr. No. Soil and water samples Samples analysed free of cost

analysed

1. Free of cost under Front line 353


Demonstartion plots or under
adaptive trials

1740
2. Samples analysed by charging
fee for analysis @Rs 20 per
sample

Total samples analysed free of cost 2093

Soil and water testing laboratory is well functioning at KVK, Kapurthala. Starting

from the functioning of the lab to upto now we had analysed 1740/- samples (Soil and water)

and thus submit Rs. 34,800 = 00 to the higher quarters by charging Rs. 20 per sample as

analysing fee from the farmer. Instead of this, before conducting any FLD or any research

trial, the soil samples of demonstration plots are analyzed for knowing it’s inherent soil

fertility viz. pH, EC, Soil texture, O.C (%), K (Kg/ha) and P (Kg/ha free of cost and fertilizer

recommendations are made accordingly and in this regard upto now analyse 353 soil samples

free of cost for knowing the inherent fertility of the selected plot. Thus, a total of 2093

samples were analysed by this lab so far. We had also prepared the Soil Fertility Map of

KVK instructional farm after analyzing 100 soil samples (20 samples from 5 blocks). In

addition, 100 samples of adopted village viz. Blerkhanpur were analyzed free of cost. Soil
testing so far revealed that potash is now becoming to be a deficient nutrient in most of our

soils because of the continue removal of this nutrient in our paddy-wheat cropping system.

Organic carbon in 95% samples is in low range (<0.4%). As far phosphorus is concerned, it

is observed that 75% samples fell into low phosphorous category (available potash <5

kg/acre) and 25% came in the medium range (available potash 5-9 kg/acre). Further, it is

analysed that 60% of the soil samples of the farmers, whereas 74% of the selected Front

Line Demonstration Plots were low in potash. Thus, inherent fertility of soils is declining

day by day.