Silal, Abu Dhabi’s leading food, agriculture, and technology company, will provide all its contracted farmers with free soil and water analysis reports that determine the nutrients required to grow crops more efficiently, and to minimise the use of excess and unnecessary fertilisers.
Under this project, Silal will collect soil and water samples from the contracted farms, and soil scientists) will analyse the samples. Each farmer will receive customised technical suggestion reports from Silal, which will guide them in purchasing the required product quantities to grow their crops effectively and with the least amount of fertilisers, thereby reducing the overall cost burden.
Soil samples will be analysed to track the exact amount of soil nutrients, which helps farmers adjust fertilisation in accordance with soil and crop requirements. The water samples, on the other hand, will be tested to determine the quality of the water to be used for irrigation, to aid in the choice of fertilisers for optimum plant growth, and to minimise the risk of discharging pollutants to the surface. All of these elements will be outlined in the report, along with technical advice by Silal on the needed fertiliser and water amounts. Additionally, Silal’s Agricultural Engineers will work with the farmers to apply the necessary soil nutrients and limit fertilisers to ensure maximum crop yield.