Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)
Consequences provoked due to excess application of agrochemical on soil health deterioration – A review for Sustainable Agriculture
PN Patle, PR Kadu, AR Gabhane, AL Pharande, AP Bhagat, SM Bhoyar, NM Konde and MK Rahangdale
Soil is the essence of life on earth. It serves as a natural medium for the growth of plants that sustains human and animal life. Healthy soils provide us with a range of ecosystems services such as resisting erosion, receiving and storing water, retaining nutrients and acting as an environment buffer in the landscape. Soil health is the foundation of productive farming practices. Fertile soil provides essential nutrients to plants. The current industrial agriculture systems promotes the belief on agrochemicals, both synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, while neglecting to consider their negative impact on the ecosystems, human health. In high productive regions, excessive and imbalanced use of agrochemicals often leads to decline in soil fertility, quality and soil health. This paper mainly focus on the issues related to the modern agricultural practices with special emphasis on impact of excessive and imbalanced agrochemicals on deterioration of soil health and quality.
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PN Patle, PR Kadu, AR Gabhane, AL Pharande, AP Bhagat, SM Bhoyar, NM Konde and MK Rahangdale. Consequences provoked due to excess application of agrochemical on soil health deterioration – A review for Sustainable Agriculture. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):63-66.