Soil, plant and water tests are the scientific way to ascertaining the soil health water quality for irrigation and balance nutrition to the crop. The vegetables being short duration and high photosynthetic efficient crop needs nutrient supply at very high rate as compared to other field crops. Soil and plant tests for this crop needs special care in deciding critical ranges/stages and balanced fertilizations.
Manual on soil, plant and water analysis and nutrient management in vegetables crop including development of methods, calibration and interpretation of results of soil, plant and water tests has been compiled in this book for ready use by vegetables growers/workers.
1. Soil and Plant Tests - A Step Towards Judicious Use of Nutrients in Vegeatables 2. Available Nutrients for Plant Growth in Soils 3. Plant Sampling and Sample Preparation 4. Water Quality Analysis 5. Basic Philosophy of Nutrient Management 6. Water Quality Standards and Quality of Underground Irrigation Waters 7. Plant Nutrient and Their Form 8. Soil-Nutrient Relationships 9. Methods of Fertilizer Application 10. Application of Biofertilizers in Vegetables 11. Factors Affecting of Fertilizer Application or Requirement 12. Use of PSB/Phosphobacteria on Phosphorus Economy in Different Potato Growing Regions of India 13. Soil Test Based Phosphorus Recommendations in Different Potato Growing Regions 14. Fertilizers Recommendations using GIS and Remote Sensing in the Intensively Growing Potato Regions of Punjab