GREEN MANURING: A BOON FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND PEST MANAGEMENT – A REVIEW

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0741.2014.00906.4    | Article Id: R-1383 | Page : 196-206
Citation :- GREEN MANURING: A BOON FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND PEST MANAGEMENT – A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2014.(35):196-206
Ravindra Kumar*, Gaurav Mahajan1, Seweta Srivastava2 and Asha Sinha2 ravindrakumarbhu@gmail.com
Address : Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Station, Karnal – 132 001, India.

Abstract

Production of quality food-grains in sufficient quantity for ever growing population without damaging the soil quality, fertility and productivity is a one of the major challenges in the present agriculture scenario. The use of agrochemicals to enhance the agriculture production and to manage the agricultural pests is a common practice throughout the world. Now-a-days many farmers use these agrochemicals and pesticides in non-judicious manner leading to the loss of soil fertility and productivity and the negative impact on human health. The use of green manuring is the ray of hope in this context. The diverse green manure crops are present around the globe, which contribute to the soil nutrition dynamics and restore the soil health. Now, it is evident that green manure crops not only improve the soil health and fertility but it also helps to manage the agriculture pests. The past and recent research activities along their results on these aspects have were reviewed here under so that thus may he helper to scientists working on various aspects of green manures and hence reviewed here under.  

Keywords

Decomposition Green manuring Sesbania aculeata L. Soil-borne pathogens Soil-fertility Soil health.

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