The Soil & Water Testing Laboratory, MULTAN (SWTLM) provides laboratory testing services of Soil, Water, Plant Tissue and Fertilizers. Meaningful laboratory results require careful attention to the condition of sample, date of sample collection, the authority who collected the sample, the originality of sample, recording physical conditions of sample, coding and testing of samples and report generation. The lab is following guidelines of international standard ISO 17025:2017 for its testing activities. This laboratory is providing testing services to the most important agricultural hub of the country which has a repute of producing delicious mango and high quality cotton. Farmers of this area as well as agrochemical industry is benefitting from the services of the lab.
Our goal is to provide accurate, precise and timely results with aim of guiding the farmers on balance use of fertilizer, cost economic production of crops, detection and correction of saline, Sodic and saline Sodic soils, advising famers/grower about new innovations in the field and providing advisory services to the commercial customers about their products. Testing of quality control fertilizer to ensure the manufacturing ability and sample quality of stakeholders helping to minimize the use of fake/ spurious/ adulterated fertilizers in Punjab for better society and reduce the financial and yield loss of farmer and country is also a main duty of SWTLM.
This laboratory was constituted to provide advisory services to farmers regarding testing of soil and water samples of farmers. Plant tissue samples are also tested in the lab, but mostly for research purposes as samples of research trials from field wing of Soil Fertility Research Institute are analyzed. Fertilizer testing is another aspect of testing services of this lab. Agrochemical industry as well as Fertilizer Inspectors of Agriculture Extension Department are the main clients of this lab for fertilizer analysis.
Soil & Water Testing Laboratory for Research, Govt. Agricultural Farm, Old Shujabad Road, Multan.