Nitrogen and Water Use Efficiency in Conservation Agriculture

Milan Acharya

Abstract

Conservation agriculture is resource conserving strategy for improving productivity and profitability of farming through efficient utilization of available resources with minimum foot print to the environment. Conservation Agriculture helps in carbon sequestration, soil erosion control, ground water recharge and moisture conservation. Conservation agriculture has been found to improve physical, chemical and biological properties of soil compared to conventional practices and ultimately helps in increasing nutrient and water use efficiency. Optimizing soil fertility and soil moisture simultaneously is possible through CA practice which ultimately increases resource use efficiency.

Int. J. Appl. Sci. Biotechnol. Vol 6(2): 63-66

Keywords

Conservation agriculture; nitrogen use efficiency; water use efficiency

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v6i2.19726

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