Soil Test Kits to be Introduced to Nigerian Farmers

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is to introduce soil test kits to farmers nationwide as part of efforts to boost food production, an official has said.

Prof Victor Chude, the Director, Farm Inputs Support Services in the ministry, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Chude said that the technology, known as 'Soil Doctor', would enable farmers to conduct instant test on the soil, to determine its strengths and weaknesses.

He noted that soil testing was critical to farming as it guide farmers on the best fertilisers to apply in various soil types.

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Nirmal Joshi

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