Organic Sources Of Plant Nutrition For Sustainable Crop Production In India
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 2754-2763
AbstractThe recent Indian agricultural scenario has demonstrated that the inadequacy of fertilizers and their rising cost is a serious limitation for crop production. The difference between nutrient demand and supply is increasing gradually. Maintaining crop production and soil health at the same time is an important upcoming major challenge in agriculture. Due to the excessive use of synthetic means of farming i.e. inorganic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, etc. human, soil and environmental health are being seriously affected. It has been witnessed a serious decline in the fertility of the soil which in turn is affecting the yield of the crops. Excessive and unsupervised usage of pesticides results in pest gradually getting immune to the pesticides. So organic farming is the only proper alternative to synthetic fertilizers for sustainable agriculture. It is strongly believed that organic farming can maintain increase crop production and boost soil quality, fertility and productivity by long-term manipulation of soil properties. This is due to the reason that upon decomposition, organic matter releases macro- and micronutrients into the soil solution, that becomes accessible to plants throughout the crop period, contributing to higher nutrient uptake and improving the soil properties.
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