Manures, fertilizers and soil fertility management

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Dr. Rahul Adhikary

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Course Name : Manures, fertilizers and soil fertility management

Code(Credit) : ASAC 2202 (2+1)

Course Objectives

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

Course Outcomes

 

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.

 

Course Syllabus 

Theory

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.

Practical:

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.

Reference: 

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

Session Plan

Session 1

Introduction and importance of organic manures, properties and methods of preparation of bulky and concentrated manures;

Introduction@ download

Session 2

Green/leaf manuring. Integrated nutrient management;

Green Manure pdf

Session 3

Chemical fertilizers: classification, composition and properties of major nitrogenous, phosphatic, potassic fertilizers;

Chemical fertilizer pdf

Nitrogen fertilizer pdf

Session 4

Secondary & micronutrient fertilizers, Complex fertilizers, nano fertilizers Soil amendments, Fertilizer Storage, Fertilizer Control Order; 

Micronutrient fertilizer pdf

Session 5

History of soil fertility and plant nutrition. criteria of essentiality;

Histrory of soil fertility evaluation pdf

Session 6

Role, deficiency and toxicity symptoms of essential plant nutrients, Mechanisms of nutrient transport to plants, factors affecting nutrient availability to plants;

Functions of nutrients pdf

Essential nutrients pdf

Mechanism of nutrient uptake pdf

Session 7

Chemistry of soil nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur and micronutrients;

Nitrogenous fertilizer

Phosphorus fertilizer

Session 8

Soil fertility evaluation, Soil testing. Critical levels of different nutrients in soil;

Fertiity evaluation pdf

Session 9

Forms of nutrients in soil, plant analysis, rapid plant tissue tests. Indicator plants;

biological methods,soil and plant tissue tests pdf

Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System pdf

Session 10

Fertilizer Control order, Methods of fertilizer recommendations to crops. Factor influencing nutrient use efficiency (NUE), methods of application under rainfed and irrigated conditions;

Fertilizer control order pdf

Session 11

Estimation of available N in soils;

Soil Nitrogen

Session 12

Estimation of available P in soils;

Soil phosphorus

Session 13

Estimation of available P in soils;

Soil phosphorus

Session 14

Estimation of available K;

Soil K estimation link

Session 15

Estimation of available S in soils;

 

Soil Sulphur link

Session 16

Estimation of available Ca and Mg in soils;

Ca and Mg soil by EDTA pdf

Session 17

Estimation of available Zn, Cu, Fe, Mn in soils; 

Soil micronutrient analysis link

Session 18

Estimation of  N in plants;

Plant nitrogen link

Session 19

Estimation of  P in plants;

Plant P link

Session 20

Estimation of  K in plants;

 

Potassium estimation link

Session 21

Estimation of  S in plants;

Sulphur estimation link

Question bank

MCQ@MFSM

E- material for MFSM

MFSM E- material

Lab manual for MFSM

MFSM Laboratory manual

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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 […]