Fertiliser, Plant Nutrient Management, and Self-reliance in Agriculture

Nisar Ahmad, Tila Muhammad

Abstract


The importance of agriculture in the economy of Pakistan is
well established. Agricultural plays an important role both directly and
indirectly in generating economic activity, growth and development.
Agriculture has strong backward and forward linkages and is vital to the
food security of the country. Fertilisers have played an important role
in Pakistan agriculture particularly in meeting the growing demand for
food grains, fibre, fuel and fodder. Fertiliser consumption has
increased during the last four decades to 2.6 million tonnes by 1997-98.
The use level is, however, not only sub optimal but also imbalanced.
Better plant nutrient management is, therefore, necessary for achieving
self reliance in agriculture.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v37i4IIpp.217-233

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