Soil toxicity alarmingly high; urea consumption estimated at 400-600 kg per hectare

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday announced the setting up of a Organic Farming Board in the state.

Nitrogen (N) deposition-induced soil acidification has become a global problem. However, the response patterns of soil acidification to N addition and the underlying mechanisms remain far from clear. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis of 106 studies to reveal global patterns of soil acidification in responses to N addition. We found that N addition significantly reduced soil pH by 0.26 on average globally. However, the responses of soil pH varied with ecosystem types, N addition rate, N fertilization forms, and experimental durations.

Global fertilizer use is likely to rise above 200.5 million tonnes in 2018, 25 percent higher than recorded in 2008.

About 75 per cent of the cultivable land in the country has been adversely affected by excessive use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

There is a mystery kidney disease that for years has been killing thousands of farmers in Sri Lanka's rice basket — and as it spreads, locals are becoming increasingly fearful.

Scientists say they have identified a strain of bacteria that increases the productivity of naturally manured fields, slashing the need for the mainland's huge use of chemical fertilisers

A reference guide to improve general understanding of the best management practices for the use of water and fertilizers throughout the world to enhance crop production, improve farm profitability and resource efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts related to crop production.

Meghalaya is doing away with chemical fertilizers and pesticides which reportedly causes millions of cases of pesticide poisoning every year, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told the assembly today.

Indigenous fish species, particularly the small ones, are on the verge of extinction due to various reasons including frequent and indiscriminate use of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilisers