Green manure for agricultural sustainability and improvement of soil fertility

DOI: 10.31830/2456-8724.2022.FM-101    | Article Id: FM-101 | Page : 1-8
Citation :- Green manure for agricultural sustainability and improvement of soil fertility. Farm. Manage. 7: 1-8
Address : Department of Agricultural Science Education, Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State, Nigeria


     Many farmers are incorporating green manuring into their practices as a result of the growing issues facing agriculture, such as climate change, extreme weather events, soil deterioration, and land contamination due to the excessive use of chemical fertilizers. Growing green manure is a useful and affordable way to ensure the long-term productivity of agricultural soils. Given the significant loss of soil fertility caused by improper agronomic practices, human-induced land degradation is extremely serious. Due to their positive effects on the physical, chemical, and biological quality of the soil as well as the proper justification of soil fertility, green manures can play a significant role. Utilizing green manure is one of the trends in environmental protection that aids in the agricultural sector's transition to sustainability by conserving resources and meeting consumer demand for food. Modern farmers are faced with a number of challenges as they try to transition to productive and ecologically friendly practices. To preserve soil fertility while utilizing less chemicals is one of them. Green manure crops could be a potential answer to this issue. Back in ancient times, farmers learned that this method had a positive effect on the soil. Thus, for growers who want to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals for soil fertilization, green manure is indispensable. In terms of operations, many farmers must employ green manure to reduce the overuse of chemical fertilizers in agriculture.


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