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Proper use of fertiliser increases overall production

Soil testing is the only way to determine the available nutrient status in soil or soil-less media and the only way a farmer can develop specific fertilizer recommendations. Periodic soil testing combined with a good record-keeping system for each field (including information on prior soil tests, fertilizer and manure applications, …

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Nitrogen Fertilizers’ Impact On Lawn Soils

Nitrogen fertilizers from farm fields often end up in aquatic ecosystems, resulting in water quality problems, such as toxic algae and underwater ‘dead zones’. There are concerns that fertilizers used on lawns may also contribute to these problems. All of the lawns in the United States cover an area almost …

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Gypsum-based Micron Fertilizer

Because of arid and semi-arid climate, excess salt accumulation in soil profile is a major constraint to crop productivity in Pakistan. The problem is more severe in soils with inadequate vegetative cover.  Inadequate canal water supply has led farmers to use groundwaters, more than 70% of which contain excess salts …

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Bacteria Can ‘Fertilize’ Copper-Polluted Soil

Now, however, Ramakrishna Wusirika’s research team may have discovered how to make plants grow in the mine-waste desert and soak up some copper while they are at it. Wusirika, a biological sciences professor at Michigan Technological University, began his research using several species of Pseudomonas bacteria from the sediments of …

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Soil : An Introduction

SOIL – An Introduction Soil is the natural and a vital resource for growing food, fibre and firewood to meet the human needs. The soils are highly vulnerable to degradation and nature takes very long period (say 300 – 1000 years) to form an inch of the top soil mainly due …

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Integrated nutrient management approach

PLANTS like animals require food for their growth. Soil is the medium from where plants derive these essential elements of food. Soil has a limited ability to cope with the nutritional requirement of plants. For healthy growth and optimal yield, nutrients must be available to plants in correct quantity, proportion …

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