Fertigation in Vegetable Crops for Higher Productivity and Resource Use Efficiency

Jat, R A and Wani, S P and Sahrawat, K L and Singh, P and Dhaka, P L (2011) Fertigation in Vegetable Crops for Higher Productivity and Resource Use Efficiency. Indian Journal of Fertilizers, 7 (3). pp. 22-37.

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The fertigation allows application of right amounts of plant nutrients uniformly to the wetted root volume zone where most of the active roots are concentrated and this helps enhance NUE. Fertigation is considered eco-friendly as it controls leaching of nutrients especially nitrogen(N)-NO3 .In fertigation the water soluble nutrients move with the wetting front and thus precise management of irrigation quantity along with the rate and timing of nutrient application are of critical importance to obtain desired results in terms of productivity and nutrient use efficiency. A review is made of the current literature on the use of fertigation covering various aspects of vegetable production including its advantages and constraints to its adoption especially at the practical agriculture level in India.

Item Type: Article
Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - irrigation | fertigation | soil | fertilizers | nutrients | yields | trickle irrigation | vegetative propagation | crops | planting <br><b>Fishtags</b> - drying | water pollution <br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | maine | israel
Subjects: Others > Fertilizer Applications
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 09:24
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 05:47
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/23
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