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Efficient Plant Nutrient Management – The Key Factor in Sustainable Soil Management

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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Abstract

The chapter discusses key aspects of efficient plant nutrient management – the key factor in sustainable soil management. The supporting aspects, such as, soil tests and nutrient availability with reference to rating of soil tests to define nutrient bio availability and fertility index are also discussed.

Keywords

Soil tests Nutrient availability Sustainable soil management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural Scientistc/o Mavila PankajakshyCalicutIndia

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