Contents: Preface. 1. Properties of Soil that Determines Soil Fertility. 2. INM Options for Some Important Crops.3. Pulses. 4. Vegetables. 5. Spices. 6. Fruits. 7. Ornamental Plants. 8. Miscellaneous Crops. 9. INM Options in some Cropping Systems. References. Appendices. Abbreviations Used in the Text. Glossary of Soils. Index.
The book “Integrated Nutrient Management for Sustainable Agriculture” is a compilation of best integrated nutrient management strategies for suggesting answers of various soil and crop related problems, like disparity in NPK consumption, imbalance use of fertilizers, decreasing soil organic carbon (SOC) stock and decreasing factor productivity etc. The present book suggested appropriate and best INM options for important crops viz., rice, wheat, sorghum, maize, pearl millet, soybean, groundnut, sunflower, cotton, mustard, sugarcane, pulses, vegetables, spices, fruit crops and ornamental plants besides important cropping system of the country for sustaining their productivity on one hand and maintaining soil health for future generation on the other hand. For better understanding of students and researchers some comprehensive and detailed information about soils and crop are provided through appendices. The INM production recommendations and practices given in the book will be very useful for farmers, agriculturists, agronomists, soil scientists, environmentalists, agriculture extension workers, researchers, students, research institutions etc. The book contains 200 INM options covering important crops and cropping systems prevailing in various states for ensuring food security. This books serves as text cum reference book for students, research scholars and those who are actively engaged in different field of Agriculture.