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Soil Analysis Service

Regional Soils Laboratory

Aguila Road, Sevilla Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union

Tel. No. (072)-242-1045; (072)-242-1046 Mobile: 0918-920-7243

Service Head: Ms. Aileene A. Millare, Chemist IV

About the Service

Soil Analysis is performed by the Soils Laboratory to analyze physical and chemical characteristics of soil so that the right kind of crops to be planted and the right kind of fertilizers to be applied during the cropping season are determined.

Who May Avail of the Service

            Customers of Soil Analysis can be farmers or individual(s), students, researchers.

 

Requirements to be submitted

  1. One (1) kg. air-dried soil sample with complete label
  2. Duly filled-up request form
    1. % OM
    2. Available P
    3. Potassium
    4. Soil Texture
    5. Trace   Elements
    6. Clients, except farmers for which the service is free, have the right to demand for official receipts when paying the fees being collected as in the case of students, researchers and those from other agencies.
    7. It is the responsibility of the clients to pay the corresponding fees charged for each test done and to claim the results as agreed upon, whether picked up or delivered.
    8. The laboratory reserves the right to reject samples that were not collected in accordance with standard sampling procedures.

Schedule of Availability of Service

           Monday to Friday:          8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Schedule of Fees

            The fees to be paid depend upon the type of test requested to be performed on the soil sample as follows:

Tests Performed

Amount (Pesos)

Available   Phosphorous

150.00

 

Na (sodium)

50.00

 

K (potassium)

100.00

 

Ca   (calcium)

150.00

 

Mg   (magnesium)

150.00

 

Electrical   Conductivity (EC)

100.00

 

pH

50.00

 

Percent   Organic Matter

150.00

 

Soil   Texture

200.00

 

Trace   Elements

   

Cu (Copper)

100.00

 

Zn (Zinc)

100.00

 

Mn (Manganese)

100.00

 

Fe (Iron)

100.00

 

 

How to Avail of the Service

Step

Applicant/Customer

Soils Laboratory

Duration of Activity

Person-In-Charge

1

2

3

4

Submit at least 1 kg of air-dried soil sample accompanied with a   label with the following information:

Name of Client:

Address:

Location of Sample:

Date & Time of Sampling:

Location of Service Area:

Area Covered (hectares):

Secure Order of Payment from the Accounting Section

Pay the corresponding fee (for students, researchers, and other   clients except for farmers)

Get the copy of the test result/analysis and acknowledge receipt   thereof in the log book

Accept and record the sample.

Verify the sample through an interview

Processing the sample

1. Drying of Soil Samples

2. Pulverizing of Soil Samples

3. Soil Testing

a. pH /EC

   (Cu, Zn, Mg, Fe)

Compiling of Test Results

Interpretation of test results &   recommendations

Inform the customer about the schedule of   release of the test result.

Issuance of Order of Payment

Issuance of Official Receipt

Release the result

3 mins

3 mins

5 days (if the sample is wet)

10 mins per sample

1 hour (for standing)

1 min. reading

30 mins

40 mins

35 mins

1 hr. per sample

2 ½ hours

3 minutes per sample

30 minutes

1 minute

5 minutes

5 minutes

2 minutes

Ms. Leticia G. Romero

Ms. Estrelita T. Matro

Mr. Agustin N. Abat

Mr. Agustin N. Abat or

Ms. Estrelita T. Matro

Ms. Estrelita Matro

Mr. Agustin N. Abat

Ms. Antonia M. Kuan or

Ms. Leticia G. Romero or

Ms. Helen B. Salinas or

Ms. Leticia G. Romero

Ms. Helen B. Salinas

Ms. Helen B. Salinas

Ms. Leticia G. Romero or

Ms. Helen B. Salinas

Ms. Grace Villanueva

Ms. Wilnor T. Micua

Milagros V. Zamora

Ms. Grace Villanueva

END OF TRANSACTION

 

Rights & Responsibilities

 

  1. Clients, except farmers for which the service is free, have the right to demand for official receipts when paying the fees being collected as in the case of students, researchers and those from other agencies.
  2. It is the responsibility of the clients to pay the corresponding fees charged for each test done and to claim the results as agreed upon, whether picked up or delivered.
  3. The laboratory reserves the right to reject samples that were not collected in accordance with standard sampling procedures.

 

Complaints and Feedback

Customers can get the Citizen Feedback Form from the Public Assistance Desk, accomplish and forward it to the Office of the Regional Director.

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