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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Availability of micronutrients, PGRS, soil conditioners, enzymes, hormones, etc. in Kathmandu valley of Nepal

Author(s):

Shree Prasad Vista and Ashish Shrestha

Abstract:
A survey on availability of micronutrients, PGRs, Soil conditioners, Enzymes, Hormones, etc. in Kathmandu valley of Nepal was conducted during 2017 in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts of Kathmandu valley in order to evaluate the products available in the market in different names and brands. The method of survey was mainly focused on collecting data by directly interviewing targeted groups i.e. agro-vets owner through the random selection. The study was carried out in Kalimati, Ratnapark and Macchapokhari of Kathmandu district; Lagankhel, Satdobato and Gwarkho of Lalitpur district and Kausaltar, Sanothimi and Gatthaghar of Bhaktapur district. The survey sample size was 30 consisting 13 agro-vets from Kathmandu, 10 from Lalitpur and remaining 7 from Bhaktapur. Altogether there were 78 soil agrochemicals out of them 35 were micronutrients, 35 were PGRs / Enzymes / Hormones and 8 soil conditioners. Among them 7 micronutrients were registered, no single PGRs/Enzymes/Hormones were found registered and 2 soil conditioner were ready for registration at Ministry of Agricultural Development, Singhadurbar. Most of micronutrients were found with complex nature and mixed/complexed with primary macro nutrients (N, P and K) and secondary macro nutrients (Ca, Mg and S). Most of the PGRs/Enzymes/Hormones were found containing sea weed extract with various enzymatic acid, amino acid, humic acid, fulvic acid etc. Nepalese manufacturing companies were playing the important role in fulfilling the demand of nutrient based agro-chemicals. They were supplying the most of the agro-chemicals in Kathmandu valley than other countries. Maximum agro-chemicals reported during the survey had usable time period of about 3 years. According to respondents, the basis of agrochemicals selling was mostly found accord with the problems addressed by farmers to the agro-vets owner.

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How to cite this article:
Shree Prasad Vista and Ashish Shrestha. Availability of micronutrients, PGRS, soil conditioners, enzymes, hormones, etc. in Kathmandu valley of Nepal. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):542-548.

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