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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 125-155

Does Integrated Sources of Nutrients Enhance Growth, Yield, Quality and Soil Fertility of Vegetable Crops?
Mukesh Kumar1, Veena Chaudhary2, R.K. Naresh3, O.P. Maurya4 and S.L. Pal4
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
3Department of Agronomy, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, UP-250110, India
4RSM (PG) College, Dhampur, Bijnor, UP-246761, India
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In order to meet the growing demand of vegetables, agricultural land per unit area required to achieve maximum efficiency and highest quality product. It is well known fact that nutrition of plant is one of the most important factors to control agricultural productivity and quality. It has been well documented that rates of nutrients in the soil affect the quality and yield of crops. Probably the soil environment is the most vulnerable to the direct effects of these practices in modern agriculture. Excessive use of inorganic fertilizers 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. To achieve the target, integrated sources of nutrient may be useful 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, resource efficiency and 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. The role and importance of inorganic fertilizers in combination with organic manures and bio-fertilizers in sustainable crop growth, production, quality and soil health has been reviewed by several authors. The findings of different workers revealed that the integrated sources of nutrients increased growth, yield and quality of vegetables as compared with conventional methods as sole application of 100% recommended dose of chemical fertilizers. The results also demonstrated that the integrated sources of nutrients practices increase nutrient use efficiency and improve soil health and sustainability. Strong and convincing evidence indicates that INM practice could be an innovative and environment friendly practice for sustainable growth, yield and quality of vegetables.

Keywords: Organic manure, Inorganic fertilizers, Bio-fertilizers, INM, Soil quality, Vegetable crops

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Mukesh Kumar, Veena Chaudhary, R.K. Naresh, O.P. Maurya and Pal, S.L. 2018. Does Integrated Sources of Nutrients Enhance Growth, Yield, Quality and Soil Fertility of Vegetable Crops: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 125-155. doi:
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