Agribusiness management

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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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 […]

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Agrochemical Management: Risks, Benefits and Strategies

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Agrochemical Management

Agrochemicals play a key role in increasing agricultural productivity by protecting crops from insects, pests, fungi, weed, rodents etc. Owing to their benefits, they have been used indiscriminately rising concerns over their usage. Nevertheless, they are indispensable in agriculture to maintain productivity as the population is exponentially increasing and so is the demand for food. Hence there is a need […]

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Constituents of food and its functions

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Constituents of Food and Functions

Humans are omnivorous in nature and draw nutrition from food which could be from either or both plant and animal sources. Certain edible fungi such as mushrooms also serve as food. The vital nutrients that can be obtained from food are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates, in simplest terms, are sugars and contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. […]

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Online programs in agriculture and related fields

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Online Programs in Agriculture

Agriculture is an age-old scientific industry essential for crop and animal management but with recent advances in technology this ancient practice has developed other specified operations.Education programs offer professional improvement, business and industrial training for basic knowledge and agricultural skills. Agriculture and related fields Knowledge of specific methods and techniques ensure proper, safe performance and management of agricultural operations. This […]