Soil fertility is an important to create a sustainable agriculture. The productive capacity of a soil depends on interactions between the biological, chemical and physical properties of soil. It is essential to manage the various factors of these three properties to optimize the yields of crops in eco friendly manner. For managing soil fertility, soil analysis is one of the important steps. soil analysis, analysis of a soil sample to determine nutrient content of major nutrients - nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, secondary nutrients - sulphur, calcium, magnesium, minor nutrients - iron, manganese, copper, zinc etc., physical properties- soil acidity, electrical conductivity, composition and other characteristics, including contaminants. Soil analysis has been used to assess soil fertility and plant nutrient management. It helps to maintenance, diagnose and enhancement of soil health and identify the problematic soils, their nutritional condition, texture etc.
Based on the analysis, farmers are advised on soil fertility management through rational use of manure, fertilizers and amendments to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. The interpretation of the analytical data leading to the recommendations for nutrient additions, as fertilizers or manures, to optimize crop yields.This enables farmers to make informed decisions about soil health management and maintenance. Soil analysis carried out on the mulberry soil of different areas like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Tamilnadu at a different period. This analyzed informations are stored in this Soilinfo database.
This database continuously updated by the registered members of the following institutes Regional Sericultural research station of Ananthapur, Chamarajanagar, Kodathi, Salem and Regional extension centre of Hoshangabad, Navasari, Baramati, Nagpur, Parbhani. This information can be browsed by using the attributes like farmer name, state, district, year, Irrigation type, soil type, soil colour and Mulberry variety. This database gives overall information about the soil fertility status of the seven states where the mulberry cultivation takes place like Ph, EC, OC, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Calcium, Sulphur and Magnesium.