With 16 years experience, Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd (CropNuts) is East Africa's most respected agricultural testing laboratory. Our wide range of ISO 17025 accredited analytical services offers our clients a "one stop shop" for all their testing needs, providing results and advice on time, in professional, user friendly reports.
Our laboratory services include testing of soil, irrigation & drinking water, leaf, hydroponic solutions, nematodes, plant diseases, fertilizers, animal feeds and NEMA accredited effluent waste water.
Precision farming, or site specific crop management, is a farming system based on measuring and managing 'within field variability'. Our experienced team of precision farming experts can create field maps of soil nutrients, soil type, yield and crop health using satellite imagery, allowing farmers to manage their inputs and fields more efficiently. All maps and data is easily viewed and shared within our web based portal.
Aquacheck is a robust soil moisture sensor that helps farmers to adopt precision irrigation management. Through constant real time soil moisture logging, the Aquacheck web based system provides the grower with an irrigation recommendation to maintain the soil water content within the optimum zone for high yielding crops, whilst avoiding leaching of expensive fertilizer. This service also helps reduce diseases associated with over irrigating.
Daktari wa Udongo© ("Soil Doctor") is our innovative soil testing service designed for Kenya's small holder farmers. We have established a reliable network of soil testing agents across the country, who use our mobile CropNuts app to collect and login farmers samples. After laboratory analysis, we deliver the lime and fertilizer recommendations via SMS, so farmers can easily get the information needed to purchase and apply the right inputs, to improve soil fertility and crop yields.
Land is not created equal. For new agricultural projects, understanding the suitability of the land for agricultural production is the key to successful farming. Our soil surveys will assess the land by indentifying limitations to cropping, and will provide investors with a professional land suitability report.
Our national or regional soil mapping service provides accurate macro-level soil fertility information to policy makers and the fertilizer industry, to better guide decision making on what lime or fertilizers are needed where. This service provides a powerful platform for subsidies, distribution and fertilizer blending opportunities.