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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2912-2924
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.340


Zeolite Farming: A Sustainable Agricultural Prospective
Meharkure Mahesh1, Jencymol Thomas1, K. Arun Kumar1, Balkrishna S. Bhople2
N.V. Saresh2, Sachin K. Vaid3 and Sanjat Kumar Sahu4
1Department of Agronomy, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University,
Punjab, India
2Regional Research Station, Bhalawal Saukari, PAU, Punjab, India
3GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
4Department of Environmental Sciecnces, Sambalpur University, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is a developing nation practicing intensive agriculture for fulfilling the needs of more than eighteen million peoples, for which huge and imbalance amount of fertilizer has been used. Consequently, soil quality deteriorates and inevitable loss of soil microbial diversity. In recent years zeolites a natural aluminosilicate was studied extensively as soil amendment as it increases the soil-nutrient surface area and extend the magnitude of nutrient use efficiency in farming systems. Zeolites types vary in their chemical composition and structure and may have different impact on soil nutrient availability to plants. Slow releases of nutrient, water holding capacity, enhancing soil microbial diversity, ion exchange capacity are the major areas of current research. In this review we present the zeolites types and explored their role in nutrient dynamics.


Keywords: Soil amendment, Soil physical and chemical properties, Fertilizer efficiency
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Meharkure Mahesh, Jencymol Thomas, K. Arun Kumar, Balkrishna S. Bhople, N.V. Saresh, Sachin K. Vaid and Sanjat Kumar Sahu. 2018. Zeolite Farming: A Sustainable Agricultural Prospective.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2912-2924. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.340