IITA Analytical Service Laboratory, Ibadan
(We have other branches at Yaounde Cameroon, Dares-Salaam Tanzania and Bukavu DR-Congo)
Name of the presenter:
SOME EQUIPMENT IN THE LAB: AAS, ICP-OES,MIR, XRF
Soil analysis in your country
How many routine laboratories exist in your
Are they ‘mobile’ laboratories?
One (By OCP-Africa School Labs Project)
combining modern technology with
Are soil test kits commonly used?
No: But Lamotte Soil Kit and SoilDoc
have been tried.
What do you think your lab is strong at?
-Routine soil , plant, water and fertilizer analysis for
-Standard and modern soil test equipment (ICP-OES, AAS, MIR,
-Training Laboratory technicians in soil analysis
What do you think it could be improved?
Scaling up the use of MIR, XRF and other modern
technologies in soil testing
What are your expectations out of this meeting and
-To revive the collaboration and mutual training among
soil testing laboratories building on the gains from
SPALNA (Soil and Plant analytical Laboratories Network of Africa)
-To facilitate the establishment of credible proficiency
testing in Africa for soil labs
-Advocate for closer links of soil testing labs to the
farmers and agricultural extension services.