Assessment of soil and plant analysis laboratories in the West Asia‐North Africa Region
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John Ryan, Sonia Garabet, Abdul Rashid, M El gharous. (11/11/2008). Assessment of soil and plant analysis laboratories in the West Asia‐North Africa Region. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 30 (5-6), pp. 885-894.
Although limited amount of water is the primary constraint to agricultural productivity in the rainfed area of West Asia and North Africa (WANA), yields are also low because of the poor mineral nutrient status of soils. Yields can, therefore, be considerably increased by judicious fertilizer use. Laboratories for soil and plant analysis are essential for identifying nutrient constraints and providing a basis for efficient fertilizer use, through correlation studies to establish suitable soil testing extractants and calibration studies with crop responses. The Soils Laboratory at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has initiated a quality control program among the national agricultural research systems (NARS) in the countries of the WANA region. The efforts include linkages with the Wageningen International Soil Analytical Exchange Program, in-country training courses, and a laboratory analysis manual. Continued improvement in laboratory performance is dependent upon knowledge of the capabilities of such laboratories and identification of their constraints. This presentation reports a fact-finding survey of laboratories from 16 countries of the WANA region-mainly public, from universities and ministries of agriculture, and some privateer commercial ones-based on a questionnaire about analyses, facilities, methodologies, quality, assurance, personnel training, and management. Future efforts to improve the quantity and quality output from of these laboratories will address such deficiencies.
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