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Analytical Services Laboratory

The Analytical Services Lab at CIAT, offers a diverse range of analytical techniques such as soils testing, plant tissue analysis, agricultural supplies, bromatological analysis, irrigation water analysis as well as specialized tests in which 88 parameters are used. The lab operates according to the NTC/IEC 17025 normative and actively participates on the WEPAL programs (Wageningen Evaluating Programmes for Analytical Laboratories) in Holland.

Find out more about our services here (in Spanish).

Greenhouse Gas Laboratory

The Greenhouse Gas Lab provides expert analysis on soils gas emissions from different agricultural practices. It also offers methodological implementation advice depending on the systems aim to be evaluated as well as a wide range of chemical analysis. It operates under International Quality Standards such as NTC ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (Quality Management System).

Find out more about our services here (in Spanish).

Soils Physics Laboratory

The Soils Physics Lab, helps identify degradative mechanisms of the soil, informing its clients of the factors that might be inducing crop yield decrease. This will help to develop the necessary strategies for soils restoration.

Find out more about our services here (in Spanish).

Soil Biology Laboratory

The Soil Biology Lab, has more than 15 years of experience on the analysis of soils biodiversity and its ecosystem services indicators such as soils structure, organic matter decomposition, nutrient recycle and plant-pathogen regulation.

Find more information about our services here (in Spanish).