Good soil fertility is necessary for proper crop yields and therefore very important for the livelihoods of rural communities. Poor soil fertility causes decreased yields and makes the crops more susceptible to diseases and pests. This Agrodok describes how soil fertility can be maintained. It provides information about appropriate crop husbandry practices and the use of organic and chemical fertilisers, and it gives some background information and definitions of terms that are often used in soil science. Finally, it will outline a procedure to assess the condition of the soil. This Agrodok provides practical information about appropriate crop husbandry practices, focussing on maintaining the organic matter content of the soil.
Sample PDF: Soil fertility management
No. of pages: 83