Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Soil management practices for sustaining soil health in Indi-Gangetic plain of India
Author(s): Nishant, Kamlesh Kumar Yadav, Ramesh Chand Bana, Santosh Kumar, Vinay Kumar and Ashish Dwivedi
Abstract: The soil sustains most living organisms, being the ultimate source of their mineral nutrients. On croplands, tillage is the most important practice, which can have a major effect on the carbon pool, either negative with conventional plowing or positive, when No-tillage is applied. No-tillage practices claim to reverse historical carbon loss from soils, thereby reducing CO2 in the atmosphere through storage in soil sinks-a process known as sequestration. Carbon sequestration and an increase in soil organic matter will have a direct positive impact on soil quality and fertility. There will also be major positive effects on the environment, and on the resilience and sustainability of agriculture. Moreover, Attention to NPK is desirable because 89% of Indian soils are low to medium in available N, 80% are low to medium in available P and 50% are low to medium in available K. Therefore, it is essential to apply NPK and other secondary and micronutrients in adequate and balanced amounts. This information can be used by extension and private-sector consultants to promote the use of soil management practices for sustaining soil health that result in increased soil carbon, improving soil quality and productivity in the long term and enhancing profitability of producers.
How to cite this article:
Nishant, Kamlesh Kumar Yadav, Ramesh Chand Bana, Santosh Kumar, Vinay Kumar and Ashish Dwivedi. Soil management practices for sustaining soil health in Indi-Gangetic plain of India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 735-741.