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Agricultural Reviews, volume 42 issue 1 (march 2021) : 105-110

Customized Fertilizers- An Artefact in Indian Agriculture: A Review

B.S. Vidyashree, P. Murali Arthanari
1Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu, India. 
Cite article:- Vidyashree B.S., Arthanari Murali P. (2021). Customized Fertilizers- An Artefact in Indian Agriculture: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 42(1): 105-110. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1886.
Indian agriculture is suffering from low crop productivity and poor sustainability as its land suffers from varying degrees of soil fertility depletion. There exists a wide gap between amount of nutrients removed by crops and added through fertilizers resulting in reduced yields is due to mineral deficiency. Besides, there are issues of poor fertilizer response and reduced fertilizer use efficiency. Therefore, the holistic approach should be soil-climate-crop specific. It is essential to supply both macro and micronutrients to cater the needs of the crop. As Indian soils are deficit in supplying nutrients especially nitrogen and zinc, customized fertilizer is one option, being a multi-nutrient carrier of both macro and micro nutrients, is tailored to meet the region, soil, crop specific needs designed through specialised smart fertilizer technology, manufactured through systematic granulation process. These, customized fertilizer boost crop yields and arrest soil fertility deterioration over long run in a sustainable manner.
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