Punjab promoting green manure
Tags: State News
The Punjab agriculture department is promoting the cultivation of green manure these days.
Punjab Agro is providing subsidy on the seed at the rate of Rs 2,000 per quintal, which costs Rs 6,300 per quintal without subsidy.
The farmers can avail its seed from the block level offices of the agriculture department as limited stock is available.
About Green Manure
Green manure is a technique employed in agriculture to raise soil fertility.
It serves as mulch and soil fertilizers.
They are normally incorporated back into the soil, either directly, or after removal and composting.
Types of green manure
Also some crops such as summer moong, mash pulses and guar act as green manure.
Benefit of green manure
It helps in enhancing the organic matter in the soil.
it meets the deficiency of the micronutrients and reduces the consumption of the inorganic fertilisers etc.
It is a good alternative to organic manure and it conserves nutrients, increases nitrogen content and stabilises soil structure.
It decomposes rapidly and liberates large quantities of carbon dioxide.
Green manure crops naturally have the ability to suppress weed growth, hence preferred by farmers.
It helps in improving the overall soil structure by providing porosity and aeration in the soil.
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