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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2373-2404
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.278


Effect of Integrated Sources of Nutrients on Growth, Flowering, Yield and Soil Quality of Floricultural Crops: A Review
Mukesh Kumar1* and Veena Chaudhary2
1Department of Horticulture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, UP-250110, India
2Department of Chemistry, CSSS (PG) College, Machhra, Meerut, UP-250106, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Now a days agriculture is getting more and more dependent upon the supply of synthetic inputs such as chemical fertilizers, pesticides etc. which are inevitable to meet food demand for growing population in the world. However, excessive, imprudent and imbalanced use of inputs may throw devastating impacts on the water, air and soil environments. Probably the soil environment is the most vulnerable to the direct effects of these practices in modern agriculture. They could destroy the fertility of the soil in a long run which compels the scientific community to look for the alternatives like organic farming and integrated use of organic and inorganic fertilizers. In the present review, we discuss the role of INM in resolving these concerns, which has been proposed as a promising strategy for addressing these challenges. INM has multifaceted potential for the improvement of plant performance and resource efficiency while also enabling the protection of the environment and resource quality. Lower inputs of chemical fertilizer and therefore lower human and environmental costs (such as intensity of land use, N use, reactive N losses and GHG emissions) were achieved under advanced INM practices without any negative effect on crop yields. An available comparative literature research revealed that INM increases crop growth and yield of floricultural crops as compared with conventional methods. INM practices increases nutrients use efficiency and improving soil health and sustainability. Strong and convincing evidence indicates that INM practice could be an innovative and environment friendly practice for sustainable growth and yield of floricultural crops.


Keywords: Organic manure, Inorganic fertilizers, Bio-fertilizers, INM, Soil quality, Flowers
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Mukesh Kumar and Veena Chaudhary. 2018. Effect of Integrated Sources of Nutrients on Growth, Flowering, Yield and Soil Quality of Floricultural Crops: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2373-2404. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.278