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Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK)
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Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK)
Overview

This kit analyses organic carbon content of soil directly on the field. This kit has been devised to help farmers to understand the carbon status of his field which ultimately decides the yield of crop. It gives quick results and thereby enables farmer to take corrective measures for maintaining soil fertility especially before sowing and at the harvest of any crop. The detection method works on the basis of organic matter extraction from the soil. The extraction is again enhanced by addition of chemicals provided in the kit. The colour developed after extraction can be compared with chart provided for estimation of organic carbon content of the soil. The analysis is easy to perform, requires only 15-20 min. time and farmers can use the kit without any prior knowledge.

Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK)
Quick View Leaflet

Typical soil generally contains at least 45% inorganic components, 5% organic components, 25% air and 25% water on average basis. Organic carbon plays major role in biological activity and fertility of the soil. 

Soil organic carbon content up to 1.5-2.0% increases soil porosity that supports growth of the soil microorganisms. This increases availability of different nutrients to the plant, resulting in better crop yield. Thus organic carbon is a true indicator of the soil health. Also it is true that soils with sufficient organic carbon in it definitely contains other major elements like Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium in more available form. 

There are difficulties to analyse organic carbon of soil regularly due to specific reagents, skills and proper setup that are available only at approved laboratories. As these laboratories are in low number farmers are unable to monitor soil organic carbon on regular basis. Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK) developed at BARC, ideally a quick, accurate and field test will be able to guide the farmer for this purpose.

 ADVANTAGES OF THE KIT

  • It is user friendly as any farmer himself check the percentage of organic carbon in his field

  • It gives quick and reliable results

  • Evaluates the impact of organic carbon amendments supplemented periodically

  • It gives idea of amount of organic manure additions

  • It is economical & time saving


APPLICATIONS

  • Direct use by the farmer for organic carbon detection of soil before sowing of the crop and at the harvest of the crop

  • To take the corrective measures to maintain the soil organic carbon at optimum levels and evaluating the effectiveness of the organic manure supplements

  • Agriculture universities & soil-testing labs for research purpose

Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK)
Detail Technical Brochure

Typical soil generally contains at least 45% inorganic components, 5% organic components, 25% air and 25% water on average basis. Organic carbon plays major role in biological activity and fertility of the soil. In different parts of the world positive correlation between the amounts of organic carbon and soil fertility has been proved. Indian soil ecosystems are very dynamic due to its sub-tropical climate, resulting rapid degradation of organic matter in these soils. Soil organic carbon content up to 1.5-2.0 % increases soil porosity that supports growth of the soil microorganisms. This increases availability of different nutrients to the plant, resulting in better crop yield. Thus organic carbon is a true indicator of the soil health. Also it is true that soils with sufficient organic carbon in it definitely contains other major elements like Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium in more available form. 

There are difficulties to analyse organic carbon of soil regularly due to specific reagents, skills and proper setup that are available only at approved laboratories. As these laboratories are in low number farmers are unable to monitor soil organic carbon on regular basis. Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK) developed at BARC, ideally a quick, accurate and field test will be able to guide the farmer for this purpose.

ADVANTAGES OF THE KIT

Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK) has following features :

  • It is user friendly as any farmer himself check the percentage of organic carbon in his field. 
  • It gives quick and reliable results. 
  • Evaluates the impact of organic carbon amendments supplemented periodically.
  • It gives idea of amount of organic manure additions.
  • It is economical and time saving

APPLICATIONS

This kit would be useful to great extent in agriculture sector. 

  • Direct use by the farmer for organic carbon detection of soil before sowing of the crop and at the harvest of the crop.
  • To take the corrective measures to maintain the soil organic carbon at optimum levels and evaluating the effectiveness of the organic manure supplements.
  • Agriculture universities & soil-testing labs for research purpose.

PROCESS

This kit consists of different components and chemicals required for analysis of organic carbon. After collection of the soil sample from the field take one spoon of soil and add 10 ml of chemical solution A & 10 ml of chemical solution B. After mixing gently and allow it to stand for 10-15 min & filter through a given filter paper in the kit. Compare the colour of the clean filtrate with the given colour chart in the kit. The organic carbon content of your soil is the assigned value of most matching colour on the standard chart.

RAW MATERIALS

  • All the raw materials used for manufacturing the kit are produced within the country and are available in local market.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • The development of kit requires small laboratory with distilled water facility, analytical balance for weighing reagents and magnetic stirrer for mixing reagent.

MANPOWER

  • One Chemist and one skilled worker would be adequate for the purpose.

Some of the prominent Licensees for “Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK)” technology

SN Party Details
1 Shri. Balu Agre
M/s Infinity Solutions Laboratories,

C-01, CIDCO Commercial Complex, Plot 2, Sector 2, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai - 400706
Phone: 9833559194
Email: baluagre@gmail.com
2 Shri. Venkat Prasad, Director
M/s Orlab Instruments Pvt. Ltd.,

B-50, Industrial Estste, Sanath Nagar,
Hyderabad - 500018
Phone: 040-23816354
Email: orlab@orlabindia.com
Fax: 040-23801579
3 Shri Kamlesh Daga, Director,
M/s Plasti Surge Industries Pvt. Ltd.,

Siddharth Bhavan, Morshi Road,
Amravati (Maharashtra),Pin – 444601.
Phone:+91-9422830343(M)/+919422156828 (M)
E-mail: rajesh@plastisurge.com / kamlesh@plastisurge.com
Fax:0721-2520505
4 Dr. Prashant Pawar,
Akruti Pandharpur

SVERI's College of Engineering, Pandharpur
Gopalpur, Tal- Pandharpur-413 304. Dist-Solapur
Phone:91-9765394205 / 91-9665625903
E-mail: pawarpm@sveri.ac.in

Who Should apply


Interested parties with Engineering & Scientific knowledge, good financial background and adequate experience of products manufacturing & fabrication with technical capability in the area of interested technology and having or interested in setting –up facilities for production would be preferred.


How to apply

Send your Technology Transfer Application form duly filled and signed alongwith a Demand Draft/Bankers cheque of Rs. 500/- (for Indian entities) or US $50/- (for foreign entities) drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, BARC” as application processing fee on following address: 

Head, Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division 
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai – 400 085, India.

Fax : +91-22-25505151


Note:Applications without processing fee as applicable above of Rs. 500/- or US $50/- for each technology will not be considered.


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Contact Us

Head, 
Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085.

Fax : 091-022- 25505151
Email : technology@barc.gov.in

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