Tea production in Kenya has been consistently increasing through the past decades mainly because of the constant increase in planted area and best agronomic practices primarily by the small scale holders.
During the FY 2020-20221, Tea Directorate under Technical and advisory department has contracted to conduct soil testing for 8 counties in Kenya.
Objectives of soil sampling and testing
The main objective of the exercise is to promote efficient, cost effective, appropriate and sustainable use of NPK fertilizer as a factor for increased agricultural productivity.
Our soil sampling and testing is aimed at addressing following:
The Soil Analysis Report
The soil analysis along with the information provided will be interpreted and fertility recommendations will be made based on amounts of actual nutrients in the soil.
Tea directorate will then plan for a capacity building program in collaboration with respective County governments in the respective Tea catchment area where soil sampling was done. With this information, farmers can add appropriate nutrients and stipulated fertilizer ratio to obtain high yields.
By the end of this program, Tea directorate expects the following in the tea sector;