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Agricultural Reviews, volume 36 issue 3 (september 2015) : 246-249

Fertigation and plastic mulching in tomato and brinjal – A review

Anu Varughese, P.V. Habeeburrahman
1Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, KCAET, Tavanur-679 573, India.
Cite article:- Varughese Anu, Habeeburrahman P.V. (2024). Fertigation and plastic mulching in tomato and brinjal – A review. Agricultural Reviews. 36(3): 246-249. doi: 10.5958/0976-0741.2015.00029.X.
Vegetable production in India is to be increased to improve the nutritional status of the people. Production can be increased through the adoption of technologies like drip irrigation, fertigation and plastic mulching, which increases the water use efficiency and fertilizer use efficiency. It also reduces the labour needed and at the same time increase the yield. Tomato and brinjal are two major crops having significant scope for increasing the production by using these technologies. Nitrogen and potassium are important to the plants and at the same time these fertilizers are very costly. Application of these fertilizers through drip ensures proper utilization and results in better yield. Plastic mulching when used along with drip and fertigation, controls weeds and further increases the efficiency of the system.
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