The Soil and Plant Analytical Laboratory is an analytical service provider in the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR). The responsibility of the laboratory is to analyse the following to assist in agricultural research and development;
- animal feeds;
For quality control DAR subscribes to Botswana Bureau of Standards (water samples) and Wageningen Agricultural University (soil and plant samples).
Who can be assisted?
- Subsistence farmers
- Commercial farmers
- Young farmers
- Other government departments
- Private agencies
How do I sample?
Sampling guide booklets, “SOIL SAMPLING FOR CROP LANDS” (English and Setswana) are provided. Sample information forms (Form1 for soil and fertilizer or Form2 for plants and animal feeds) must be completed at the time of sampling.
If you are a subsistence or young farmer you can be assisted by the District Agricultural Office (DAO) for sampling and submission. Certified copy of Omang/ID and confirmatiion letter from DAO indicating where your field is located are required. Other customers can deliver their samples directly to the laboratory.
Do I pay for the service?
Subsistence and young farmers are exempted
Other customers pay per test ( price list ). You can also request the price list from the nearest
- District Agricultural Office or
- Soil and Plant Laboratory, Sebele
Where can I get more information?
Soil and Plant Analytical Laboratory
Department of Agricultural Research (Sebele Content Farm)
Private Bag 0033
Tel: +267 3668100 ext: 8136/43/48
The nearest District Agricultural Office.