Kenya Agricultural Research Institute- National Agricultural Research Laboratory Annual Report 2006

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2006
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Ministry of Agriculture
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The National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) formally known as Scott Agricultural Laboratories was started in 1903 as the first agricultural experimental station in Kenya. In those early years, several crops such as wheat, coffee, pyrethrum, tobacco and sisal were tested in the centre before the establishment of research stations in more suitable areas. The station receives an annual rainfall of 970 mm, occupies approximately 25 ha and lies at 1,740 m. With time, the experimental station directed its activities to the analysis of soil, plant tissues, water, fertilizer, crop protection research and associated services of plant inspection, pesticide analysis and plant clinic, soil surveys, irrigation and drainage in post independent period.
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