Harmonizing Agriculture: Nurturing Soil through Micronutrients Management and Texture Dynamics

Jasmeen Kaur

University Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Punjab-140 413, India.

Gurbir Singh

University Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Punjab-140 413, India.

Shubham *

University Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Punjab-140 413, India.

Shilpa Kaushal

University Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Punjab-140 413, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present review delves into the essential aspect of micronutrient management and soil texture dynamics in agriculture thus emphasizing their pivotal roles in sustaining soil health and optimizing crop productivity. Micronutrients, though required in trace amounts are critical for various physiological and biochemical processes in plants. Micronutrient deficiencies can profoundly impact plant growth and yield, necessitating effective management strategies such as soil amendments, foliar applications, and balanced fertilization practices. Additionally, the paper explores the potential of soil microbes to enhance micronutrient availability. Soil testing emerges as a crucial tool for monitoring nutrient levels and guiding nutrient application decisions. Furthermore, soil texture dynamics significantly influence nutrient availability, highlighting the importance of soil composition and structure. Conservation tillage practices, crop rotation, and the use of micronutrient fertilizers are discussed as means to promote soil health and optimize nutrient profiles. Overall, the paper underscores the importance of integrating micronutrient management and texture dynamics for harmonizing agriculture, ensuring sustainable soil health, and fostering increased crop yields.

Keywords: Micronutrients, soil health, crop production, tillage, soil texture


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Kaur, J., Singh , G., Shubham, & Kaushal, S. (2024). Harmonizing Agriculture: Nurturing Soil through Micronutrients Management and Texture Dynamics. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(6), 188–199. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i64621

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