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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

A review on soil health and fertility management in organic agriculture through green manuring

Author(s):

Vinod Kumar and Kirti Pawar

Abstract:
The importance of green manuring is very eminent in crop production since the green revolution era. It not only improves and maintain soil structure, tilth & fertility but also ameliorate soil problems, improves crop yield, pest control, weed control & disease control. Green manuring has a great influence on availability of important plant nutrients such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, micronutrients and also increases the water holding capacity of soil. The objective of this article is to review the role of green manuring practice and its impact on crop production and its quality along with maintaining the soil health. India has maximum number of organic growers. It was recorded that 6.7 million hectares area is covered under green manure, which accounts for 4.5 per cent of net sown area (142 million ha) of the country

Pages: 3213-3217  |  1815 Views  704 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Vinod Kumar and Kirti Pawar. A review on soil health and fertility management in organic agriculture through green manuring. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):3213-3217.

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