Fertilizers

October 10, 2015

Implications of Indiscriminate use of Fertilizers

Indiscriminate use of synthetic fertilizers can result in soil contamination by heavy metals; reduction in the nutritional value of crops, reduction in soil fertility etc.  Fertilizers contaminate the soil with impurities, which come from the raw materials used for their…

October 10, 2015

Elemental Proportion in NPK Fertilizers

Any natural or synthetic material added to soil to provide plant nutrients is called Fertilizer. Fertilizers are available in the market in liquid, solid as well as gaseous form (e.g. anhydrous ammonia). All chemical fertilizers available in the market are…

October 8, 2015

Plant Macronutrients and Micronutrients

Plants get three elements viz. Carbon(C), Hydrogen (H) and Oxygen (O) from air and water. During the process of Photosynthesis, these three elements are combined to make carbohydrates, with subsequent releasing of Oxygen. While roots absorb water, CO2 enters the…

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Revamping the Agriculture

India is an agro-based economy where more than 50% of its population is directly or indirectly related to agriculture in some or other way. However the sector shares merely 13% to its GDP. Agricultural productivity, fragmentation of land holdings, lack…