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To know about different manures, fertilizers
To manage the soil quality
To improve soil health
The relationship between soil fertility and plant health
Goals of a sustainable fertility/soil management program
The students get knowledge about different kind of manures, fertilizers
The students will learn how to maintain the soil health.
The students acquire practical knowledge of nutrient analysis soil.
Introduction and importance of organic manures, properties and methods of preparation of bulky and concentrated manures.Green/leaf manuring.Integrated nutrient management.
Chemical fertilizers: classification, composition and properties of major nitrogenous, phosphatic, potassic fertilizers, secondary & micronutrient fertilizers, Complex fertilizers, nano fertilizers Soil amendments, Fertilizer Storage, Fertilizer Control Order.
History of soil fertility and plant nutrition.criteria of essentiality.role, deficiency and toxicity symptoms of essential plant nutrients, Mechanisms of nutrient transport to plants, factors affecting nutrient availability to plants. Chemistry of soil nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur and micronutrients. Soil fertility evaluation, Soil testing. Critical levels of different nutrients in soil. Forms of nutrients in soil, plant analysis, rapid plant tissue tests. Indicator plants.Methods of fertilizer recommendations to crops. Factor influencing nutrient use efficiency (NUE), methods of application under rainfed and irrigated conditions.
Introduction of analytical instruments and their principles, calibration and applications, Colorimetry and flame photometry;
Estimation of soil available Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Ca, Mg, Zn, Fe, Boron.
1. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers (2010) by Havlin, Beaton, Tisdale and Nelson, PHI Learning Private Ltd, New Delhi
2. Introductory Soil Science (2013) by D.K. Das, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi
3. Manures and Fertilizers (2009) by P. C. Das, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi
4. Fundamentals of Soil (2000) by V.N. Sahai, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi
Forms of nutrients in soil, plant analysis, rapid plant tissue tests. Indicator plants;
Assistant Professor Centurion University of Technology and Management Department of Soil science and Agricultural chemistry Paralakhemundi, Odisha, India. I have completed my Ph.D. in Soil Science (SWC) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya in 2015 and get Ph.D degree certificate.I am prepared to substantially benefit our institute through imparting my skills of cracking different national level […]