The FAO- The Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) selected Charles Renard Analytical Laboratory (CRAL), ICRISAT’s soil laboratory to participate in the inter-laboratory proficiency test 2022.The objective of GLOSOLAN is to help soil laboratories produce analytical results that can be compared with results from other network laboratories across the globe. The proficiency test compares the quality of results for the same analysis from different laboratories and demonstrates acceptable variation around the consensus value.
Dr Pushpajeet, Manager, CRAL, took the initiative of receiving PT samples from FAO and successfully submitted the analysed results for total nitrogen, total carbon, available phosphorus (Bray’s and Olsen’s method). FAO will collate all the obtained results across the globe for inter-laboratory comparison and statistical analysis. This data will be published online by FAO and the participating laboratories will receive individual feedback on their performance.