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Effects of long term fertilizer use

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Effects of Longterm Fertilizer Use

Why does the soil need to be fertilized? For the first time, the usage of fertilizers was encouraged during the initial years of World War l. This gave agriculture a new scope along with automation and intensive cultivation. Due to continuous and intensive usage of the land, numerous forms of soil become fragile, for instance, silty soil formed on Aeolian […]

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Tillage: How bad it is in Organic Agriculture

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Tillage How bad it is in Organic Agriculture

What is Tillage? Tillage refers to the physical modification of soil with tools and equipment for attaining conditions ideal for seed establishment, germination and plant growth. Tillage can be attained by processes such as cutting, crushing, milling, beating and rebounding. The main objective of tillage is to provide optimum aeration for the exchange of gases in the seed and root […]

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Importance of Fertigation

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Importance of Fertigation

Fertigation is the phenomenon in which to increase the fertility of the soil, fertilizer is liquefied with water and applied/distributed along with the drip system for watering the field or along with the spray or irrigation system. Copious research materials are indicating the superiority of fertigation over traditional modes of fertilization for increasing the fertility of the soil. Most fertigation […]

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Types of Fertilizers

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Types Of Fertilizers

Fertilizer Fertilizers are compounds whose origin can be both synthetic as well as natural. These are applied to soils either directly or as coatings on seeds and then the seeds are planted in the soil. Fertilizers help plant development by providing them certain nutrients that the soil might lack. Fertilizer may be of a single type or it could also […]

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Role of Fertilizers in Agriculture

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Fertilizers In Agriculture

What is fertilizer? Fertilizers, artificial or natural, are the components that increase plant productivity and development. Fertilizers help the soil increase its fertility thereby promoting growth. The use of manures as compost is presumably as old as agriculture itself. With the help of fertilizers, plants become resilient against harmful plant pathogens, pests, and weeds. Elimination of diseases in plants increases […]

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Post-processing Operations in Food Technology

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Food Processing Operations Food Technology

Food processing industry has witnessed great evolution in the last few years. Growing population and changing lifestyles have drastically influenced the patterns of food consumption. Convenience, quality, nutrition, quantity and availability have topped the list of consumers requirements. The food manufacturing and processing industries accommodated a wide range of foods to cater to the needs of the consumers. Likewise, the […]

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Strategies For Agrochemical Use And Management

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Agrochemical Strategies

Concerns regarding environmental pollution due to irrational use of pesticides are growing day by day among scientists, environmentalists, farmers and the common man. Since agrochemicals help farmers to attain better productivity in terms of both quantity and quality, they have been widely used but with less discretion. This can be majorly attributed to the lack of knowledge on optimum levels […]

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Importance Of Fermentation And Enzymology In Food Processing

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fermentation and enzymology in food processing

Fermentation and its use in the food industry Many-a-times the beneficial attributes of microorganisms outweigh the harm they cause. They are widely used in various processes to produce several value-added products that are of commercial importance. Fermentation, one such process, refers to the conversion of carbohydrates to alcohol or organic acids with the help of microorganisms under anaerobic conditions. It […]

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Indian Agrochemical Market Overview

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Indian AgroChemical Market Overview

Agrochemicals Crop protection chemicals are broadly classified into the following classes: Insecticides: The chemicals that are used to protect plants from insects and pests are known as insecticides. 22% of the global crop protection chemicals market is constituted by the insecticides Fungicides: This class of crop protection chemicals is used to control the spread of fungal diseases in plants. They […]