Farming

Essential plant nutrients and their functions and deficiency symptoms

Essential plant nutrients and their functions and deficiency symptoms

Generally, 90-95% parts of all plants are made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and the remaining 5-10% is made up of other essential plant nutrients. The following are the essential nutrients for plants. Major Nutrients 1) Carbon2) Hydrogen3) Oxygen 4) Nitrogen5) Phosphorus6) Potassium Secondary Nutrients 7) Calcium8) Magnesium9) Sulfur Micronutrients 10) Iron11) Manganese12) Zink13) …

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Soil erosion and soil conservation: a detailed explanation

Soil erosion and soil conservation

What is soil erosion ? All the soils suitable and non-suitable for cultivation are destroyed by natural and artificial methods. 1)The accumulation of the “top surface of the soil” by natural factors, mainly water and wind, by flowing or flying from one place to another is called soil erosion. 2)The physical movement of soil particles …

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Soil temperature and its Importance in agriculture

Soil temperature in agriculture

What is soil temperature? Soil temperature is an important factor in plant growth and control of chemical and biological activities of soil. The decomposition of organic matter, mineralization of organic N, seed germination and plant growth increase with the increase in temperature but slow down at extreme temperatures. Almost all biological processes operate normally in …

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Cropping scheme: an overview

Cropping scheme: an overview

Cropping Scheme definition 1.Such a scheme according to which crops are grown in different plots of a farm to get maximum yield without reducing the soil fertility, is called cropping scheme. 2.The plan according to which crops are raised on individual plots of a farm with an object of getting the maximum returns from each …

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