AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
16 Jul 18, 10:00 AM
Advisory ArticleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Integrated nutrient management and its benefits
Integrated nutrient management means increase the efficacy of the nutrients by using all the different sources from which nutrients are made available e.g. chemical and biological fertilizers, organic fertilizers, crop remnants, green crops, crop pattern and di-cotyledon crops and increasing the crop yield by maintaining fertility of the soil.
Benefits of Integrated nutrient management
1. Can provide balanced nutrients to the crops.
2. Due to balanced fertilizers, the roots of the crops grow well and the crop yield increases.
3. Efficacy and usefulness of the chemical fertilizers increases due to organic and biological fertilizers.
4.The organic fertilizers used for first crop in the crop pattern also help the next crop.
5.In the physical properties of the soil ( e.g. retaining water, keeping air moving, make soil airy etc.)
6. Efficiency and usefulness of the chemical fertilizers increases.
7.Insoluble nutrients transform into soluble nutrients and the availability of phosphorus, potash, micro nutrients can be increased.Availability of nitrogen can be kept as much as required.
8. Holding capacity of the soil, balance of biochemical processes is maintained.
9. The number of useful bacteria increases.
10. The amount of carbon, nitrogen is maintained in the soil.
11. Proper rotation of crops and intercropping method help the next crops to increase availability of the nutrients and specifically availability of nitrogen.
12. If crop remnants are used as mulching in the soil and then as organic manure, we can conserve water, soil as well as nutrients.
Agrostar Agronomy Center Excellence, 12th July 18.