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dc.contributorWani, Suhasen_US
dc.creatorSahrawat, Kanwar Lalen_US
dc.identifier.citationKanwar Lal Sahrawat, Suhas Wani. (30/11/2013). Soil Testing as a Tool for On-Farm Fertility Management: Experience from the Semi-arid Zone of India. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 44, pp. 1011-1032.en_US
dc.description.abstractRainfed agriculture in the dry regions is affected by water shortages. Our earlier research showed that the deficiencies not only of major nutrients but also those of sulfur (S) and micronutrients are holding back the potential of agricultural production systems. The objectives of this article are to discuss the efficacy of soil testing to diagnose nutrient deficiencies using 28,270 diverse soil samples collected from farmers’ fields in the semi-arid tropical (SAT) regions of India and to confirm the efficacy of the soil test-based balanced nutrient management in enhancing productivity of a range of crops in on-farm farmer participatory trials under rainfed conditions. Results of a large numbers of on-farm trials demonstrated that soil testing is indeed an effective tool for on-farm fertility management, a prerequisite for sustainably enhancing the productivity in rainfed areas in the SAT regions of India. The need to strengthen the soil-testing infrastructure in the country is emphasized.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.sourceCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis;44,(2013) Pagination 1011,1032en_US
dc.subjectbalanced nutrient managementen_US
dc.subjectcrop productivity and qualityen_US
dc.subjectdiagnosis of nutrient problemsen_US
dc.subjectsoil test-based recommendationen_US
dc.subjectwater-use efficiencyen_US
dc.titleSoil Testing as a Tool for On-Farm Fertility Management: Experience from the Semi-arid Zone of Indiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater shortageen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsoil qualityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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