Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An Internationl Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

E-ISSN: 2349-1183 P-ISSN: 2349-9265
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2017, VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1Pages: 180-182

Micronutrient management for mango and guava orchards: farmers’ perspective

Tarun Adak*, Kailash Kumar and Vinod Kumar Singh
*Division of Crop Production, ICAR-Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Rehmankhera, Lucknow-226101, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Abstract:
Indian soils are generally deficient in micronutrients. However, the degree of deficiency is higher in case of Zinc (Zn) and Boron (B). The average level of Zn deficiency in Indian soils is estimated to be around 50% and is projected to increase to 63% by 2025. The micronutrient deficiency is significantly related to the food and nutritional security of human being. It was estimated that around 26% of India’s population is at risk of zinc deficiency. The problem of micronutrient deficiency in ubiquitous, with deficiency of micronutrients had leads to health risk across the globe (Alloway 2007, Black et al. 2008). The problem of micronutrient deficiency is not the only man-made problem but also a number of soil related issues are associated with it.
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