SOIL HEALTH CHECKUP FOR BETTER CROP PRODUCTIVITYJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-14
Authors : Suruchi Malik Anil Kanaujia; Samanwita Banerjee;
Page : 954-957
Keywords : Crop Productivity Fertility Soil Health Card Soil Testing;
Healthy soils produce healthy crops that in turn nourish people and animals. It is the foundation of the food system. Soil testing is a well recognized scientific method for quick characterization of the soil fertility status and prediction of crop nutrient requirement which are lost through improper use of fertilizers, continuous cropping, erosion, leaching, volatilization, denitrification and fixation. Soil Health Card (SHC) is a Government of Indias scheme which apart from giving the health index of soil & also indicates fertilizer recommendations and soil amendment required for the farm. Knowing the fertility status of soil before sowing of crop will lead to proper usage & dosage of appropriate fertilizer, thus maintaining the essential nutrients profile & OC status for optimal crop productivity.
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