Nanofertilizers for Enhancing Nutrient use Efficiency and Crop Productivity in Vegetable Crops of Gujarat
Submitted Date : 2-08-2021
Accepted Date : 30-09-2021
Background: India is a second largest producer of vegetables after China. Fruits and vegetables are essential parts of our diets and vegetables recommended highest by ICMR. Therefore, the vegetables require extra emphasis to improve production and productivity of it to feed the second largest population in the world.
Methods: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO) has introduced its nanotechnology-based products i.e., Nano-N, Nano-Zn and Nano-Cu for initial testing on 11 important vegetable crops grown during winter season in Gujarat with 5 treatment combinations.
Result: We tested 5 treatment combinations among which treatment T5 i.e., 50% farmer fertilizer practices plus 1 spray of Nano-N, 1 spray of Nano-Zn and 1 spray of Nano-Cu give 5.34% higher return then all there treatments in all crops. Which conclude that application of nano-fertilizers through foliar spray significantly increase crop yield over control or without application of nano-fertilzer due to its higher Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE). So it was recommended to use farmers fertilizers practices (FFP) 50% N, 1 spray of Nano-N, 1 spray of Nano-Zn and 1 spray of Nano-Cu to get more economic yield.