Green manures in agriculture: A review

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP142    | Article Id: BKAP142 | Page : 1-10
Citation :- Green manures in agriculture: A review .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2019.(34):1-10

Pradip Kumar Saini, R.K. Yadav and G. C. Yadav

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Department of crop physiology, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya (U.P.) India 


Restoration of soil fertility of arable land is a great challenge in the developing and populous countries like India. The country witnessed the benefits Green Revolution Technologies (GRTs) in boosting of grain yield and the after effect of GRTs during past few decades in terms of deterioration of soil fertility and land degradation, loss of soil flora and fauna, genetic erosion, ecological unbalance, yield plateauing and associated insecurity in livelihood of the farmers. Now maintenance of soil fertility and sustainability of agriculture production are of important concerns. Green manuring can play an important role in this regard as it showed versatile impacts like improvement of soil physico-chemical and biological properties and fertility, nutrient supply to succeeding crops, checking erosion and plant protection. The previous research activities on various aspects of green manures were reviewed here in favour of evergreen agriculture for the future.


Effects Green manure Land degradation Protection Protection of plants Soil improvement Sustainability Yield.


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