Services- Soil & Water Testing

The Soil and Irrigation Water Laboratory is situated at the Agricultural Research and Development Centre at Għammieri (Marsa) and forms part of the Plant Protection Directorate

soil samples in jars for testing 

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The aim of the Soil and Irrigation Water Laboratory is the provision of laboratory services for soil and irrigation water testing to the farming community​



Soil Testing:



Routine Soil Tests

  • Determination of pH in soil​
  • Determination of Nitrate in soil
  • Determination of Electrical Conductivity in soil
  • Determination of soluble Potassium in soil
  • Determination of Nitrate-Nitrogen in soil
  • Determination of available Phosphorus in soil
  • Determination of soluble Sodium in soil
  • Determination of soluble Chloride in soil 


 Non Routine Soil Tests

  • Determination of active Carbonate in soil


Water Testing:



​Routine Irrigation Water Tests

  • Determination of pH in water
  • Determination of Electrical Conductivity in water
  • Determination of Sodium in water
  • Determination of Chloride in water
  • Determination of Nitrate in water

Non Routine Water Tests

  • Determination of potassium in water
  • Determination of Phosphorus in water