The Chemical Fertilizer distribution is one of the major activities of MARKFED. Fertilizers being an expensive input, is required to be used judiciously. In order to add to the welfare of Punjab farmers through judicious use of fertilizers and increased productivity of farm land, MARKFED had established a network of eight Soil Testing Laboratories to provide water and soil testing services at the farmers door step even in remote areas of Punjab.
MARKFED has been doing analysis of samples of soil and water free of cost since 1969. From Jan, 2001 onwards, MARKFED decided to charge Rs. 10/- as token fee for each sample against MARKFED's expenditure of Rs. 16/- per sample.