Soils Management and Preservation Lab

Aims

The main aims of the activities carried out are:

  • Support and financing of research projects conducted by the Associate Department faculty.
  • Offering services to public and private organizations as well as to individual producers.

Structure

  • Direction: Agr. Eng. Félix Fernández and Oscar J. Santanatoglia
  • Investigation: Lab Technician Agr. Eng. Luis Víctor Máspero

Human Resources

Apart from the structure described, two no-faculty members and a junior investigator participate in the Lab activities.

Services

  • Basically, all requirements made by individuals, public or private organizations and business companies regarding:
  • Soil, water and substrate analysis.
  • Aptitude and Use Capacity Maps.
  • Photo-interpretation and interpretation of satellite images.
  • Soil degradation surveys.
  • Practices for water and wind erosion control.
  • Assessment on conservation activities.

Fees

Soil Chemical Analysis

  • Full: $ 38
  • pH: $ 2
  • Electrical Condition: $ 3
  • Organic matter: $ 5
  • Total Nitrogen: $ 6
  • Phosphorus ext.: $ 7
  • Calcium: $ 5
  • Magnesium: $ 5
  • Potassium: $ 5
  • Sodium: $ 5
  • CIC: $ 10
  • PSI: $ 10
  • Nitrates: $ 10

Water Analysis (for irrigation and animal drinking purposes)

  • Full: $ 38
  • pH: $ 2
  • C.E.: $ 3
  • Calcium: $ 5
  • Magnesium: $ 5
  • Potassium: $ 5
  • Sodium: $ 5
  • Carbonates: $ 5
  • Bicarbonates: $ 5
  • Chlorates: $ 5
  • RAS: $ 10
  • CSR: $ 15
  • Hardness: $ 10 

Biological Analysis

  • Microbial gums: $ 25 

Soils Physical Analysis

  • By touch: $ 4
  • Bouyoucous: $ 12
  • Equivalent Humidity: $ 4
  • Sands: $ 8
  • Color: $ 4
  • Structural stability: $ 20 

Fertilization Diagnosis (sample analysis)

  • Wheat (pH, P, MO, NO3): $ 35 (*)
  • Corn (pH, P, MO, NO3): $ 35 (*)
  • Pastures (pH, P, MO): $ 20

    (*) 2 samples (0-20 cm. y 20-40 cm.)

The delivery of results is estimated in 7-10 days after samples are received, depending on the volume of the work requested.

Research

The Lab develops research works as part of the System for Methodological Support and Analysis Laboratories (SAMLA) of the Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentación de la Nación

Information

Laboratorio de Manejo y Conservación de Suelos - Arata Hall - School of Agriculture
Tel: (011) 4524-8084 / 8092 - Fax: (011) 4514-8737 / 39 / 32