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
Vinod Kumar and Kirti Pawar
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
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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.