Foliar tissue analysis service for fertilization recommendations

Quick and economical means that serves as technical support to recommend fertilizers and amendments.

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This solution allows:

Determine the nutrients available in the crop during its phenological cycle.

How are samples received in the laboratory?

To use the foliar analysis service at the Cenicaña Chemistry laboratory, the user must deliver:

  • Samples of foliar tissue.
  • The Request Form for Soil and Leaf Tissue Analysis Services completed to:
    - External customer: Download here 
    - Internal customer: Cenicaña staff only
    (Fill out the two tabs of the downloaded file: Request and List of Samples) and if required, the Analysis Request form for fertilizer recommendations (DP.PF1.2-P01-F03)
  • Copy of the consignment or payment receipt (Bancolombia Savings Account No. 3068-7171-376)
  • Copy of the updated Single Tax Registry (RUT) certificate.

The soil samples are received in the Chemistry laboratory located in the experimental station of Cenicaña, from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Service value by type of analysis

Major elements:
Includes the elements nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg)
Cost for major elements: $47.870
Cost per item: $11.330

Minor elements:
It includes the elements iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) and boron (B).
Cost for minor items: $63.010
Cost per item: $13.860

Complete analisis: $110.890
It includes major elements plus minor elements.

Additional analysis:
Sulfur (S): $11.330.

All prices are effective as of January 1, 2023. Estimated time for delivery of results: fifteen (15) business days from receipt of samples.

Methodologies for tissue analysis

Determination of major elements
Nitrogen: Kjeldahl Method.
Phosphorus: Colorimetric Method.
Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium: Atomic absorption spectroscopy method.

Determination of minor elements
Iron, Copper, Manganese and Zinc: Atomic absorption spectroscopy method (nitric-perchloric mixture).

Sulfur Determination
Turbimetric method

Boron Determination
Colorimetric method (from Azomethina-H).

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Available varieties
Foliar tissue analysis
Soil analysis
Multiplication of varieties
Diagnosis of diseases
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