The Pillars of Sustainable Farming

  1. Introduction Sustainable farming rests on the principle that we must meet the need of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore stewardship is of prime importance. Sustainability has...

Soil Fertility and Plant nutrition

SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT NUTRITION: YIELD DECLINE AND OVERUSE OF N, P AND K FERTILISERS   Many times the overuse of N, P and K fertilisers can be attributed to a lack of understanding soil productivity, fertility and plant nutrition. This problem is further...
Rehabilitation Of Opencast Mining Soils

Rehabilitation Of Opencast Mining Soils

REHABILITATION OF OPENCAST MINING SOILS 1. INTRODUCTION Global agriculture is facing a trend in yield decline for most crops. This is specifically applicable to crops that are practised under a mono-cropping system. It is a well-known scientific fact that monoculture...