NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT: INTEGRATING ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZER IN RICE FIELD

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT: INTEGRATING ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZER IN RICE FIELD

Plants require essential elements (nutrients) for growth and development. They either acquire these nutrients from soil (e.g. nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and calcium (Ca)) or from air (e.g. hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), and carbon (C)). However, nutrients available in the soil may not be always adequate for optimum plant growth and yield. The…