Nutrient Transformations in Soils Amended with Green Manures

  • Yandvinder-Singh
  • Bijay-Singh
  • C. S. Khind
Part of the Advances in Soil Science book series (SOIL, volume 20)

Abstract

The adoption of modern agricultural technologies has revolutionized food grain production bringing it up to levels to feed the quickly growing population of the world. Worldwide there is more grain per capita available today than ever before (Stewart, 1987). The application of plant nutrients to different crops has contributed substantially towards this spectacular increase. Herdt and Capule (1983) estimated that from 1965 to 1980 increase in fertilizer use contributed around 25% of the total increase in rice production in Asia.

Keywords

Cellulose Corn Manganese Respiration Selenium 

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