Department of Agriculture, Government of Andhra pradesh

In Andhra Pradesh, soil sampling and soil testing programme is organized in a systematic manner to evaluate the fertility status, to identify the soil related problems (Salinity/ Sodicity) if any to improve fertility and to apply fertilizer based on soil test data. To assess the fertility status and to furnish soil test based fertilizer recommendation to farmers for obtaining optimum yields, identify the soil problems (salinity/sodicity), reclaim the problematic soils, implement soil test results for soil fertility management as per the requirement of crop.