1st Edition

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Principles and Practices

By Sharanappa Copyright 2023
    166 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Understanding of the dynamics of plant nutrients in the soil provides scientific basis for efficient nutrient management. Soil organic matter not only provides the nutrients required by the crop but also improve the biological and physical properties of the soil. This book collects and discusses information on production and management of organic manures, biofertilizers, integrated nutrient management in cropping systems and nutrient management in problematic soils.

    Print and electronic editions not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bhutan).

    1. Soil Fertility and Productivity-Concepts and Factors

    2. Nutrient availability in Soil and Crop Response

    3. Soil Organic Matter- Role, Dynamics and Management

    4. Nitrogen: Role, Dynamics and Management

    5. Phosphorus: Role, Dynamics and Management

    6. Potassium: Role, Dynamics and Management

    7. Calcium, Magnesium and Sulphur-Role, Dynamics and Management

    8. Micronutrients and Beneficial Elements– Role, Dynamics and Mnaagement

    9. Organic Manures-Production and Enrichment

    10. Green Manures and Crop Residues- Production and Management

    11. Biofertilizers- Role and Management

    12. Integrated Nutrient Management in Cropping Systems

    13. Soil and Fertilizer Management and Economics of Fertilizer Use

    14. Nutrient Management in Problem Soils


    Sharanappa is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.