The Concept of Soil Quality and Soil Organic Carbon as an Indicator of Soil Quality

Soil quality in its simplest terms is how well a soil is doing what we want it to do. The

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Causes of Loss of Soil Nutrient in Intensive Agriculture and Control Measures

Soil nutrients, soil properties and landscape characteristics vary considerably on land used to grow crops across the globe, as do

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Roles and Benefits of Legumes in the Soil

Legumes could play an important role in food security and lowering the risk of climate change by delivering multiple services

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Complete Guide on Maintenance of Soil Nutrient

Organic inputs derived from plant remains provide most of the essential soil nutrient elements, but usually insufficient quantities. Because of

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Phosphorus Content of Soils and Factors Influencing Phosphorus Availability in the Soil

Phosphorus constitutes about 0.2 percent of a plant’s dry weight, where it is primarily a component of tissue molecules such

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Potassium Content of Soils, Forms, Sources, Relationships and Deficiency Symptoms

Soil potassium (K) directly affects crop yield since K is responsible for the maintenance of osmotic pressure and cell size,

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Nitrogen Content of Soils and Factors Affecting Soil Nitrogen

Soil nitrogen (N) is the most abundant element in the atmosphere and is usually the most limiting crop nutrient. Nitrogen

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Sulphur Content of Soils, Forms and Functions of Sulphur in Plants

Soil sulphur occurs in both organic and inorganic forms. About 50 – 70% of the total S in top soil

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Proper Fertilizer Applications Guide

Proper fertilizer application or fertilization is important for crop yield and quality. For the greatest fertilizer nutrient use efficiency, it

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Best Sources of Fertilizers for Plants

There are two major sources of fertilizers: the organic fertilizers and the inorganic fertilizers. A fertilizer is artificially prepared manure

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Fertilizer Handling and Storage Guide

Fertilizers contain concentrated nutrients that must be stored and managed properly. Fertilizers can cause harm if they reach surface or

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Major, Secondary and Trace Elements in Crop Nutrition

There are eighteen essential elements for crop nutrition, each with their own functions in the plant, levels of requirement, and

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Methods of Nutrients Absorption by Crops

Nutrients absorption by crops also known as nutrient uptake by crops can vary from less than 50 kg/ha to more

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Guide to Liming and Soil Productivity

The most commonly used liming materials in soil productivity are ground limestone, dolomitic ground limestone, chalk, ground chalk, burnt lime

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Liming of Soils and Causes of Soil Acidity

In acid soils, liming materials react as a base and neutralize soil acidity. Liming is the application of calcium- and

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Practices that Increase the Amount of Soil Organic Matter

Active soil organic matter provides habitat and food for beneficial soil organisms that help build soil structure and porosity, provide

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Practices that Decrease the Amount of Soil Organic Matter

Various types of human activity decrease or increase the amount of soil organic matter contents and biological activity. However, increasing

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