Nutrient management involves using crop nutrients as efficiently as feasible to enhance productivity while protecting the environment. The key principle behind nutrient management is balancing soil nutrient inputs with crop requirements. When applied in proper quantities and at the right times, delivered nutrients help obtain optimum crop yields. Fertilizers are manufactured combinations of chemical products that comprise the main and different necessary nutrients. The book has been collected to deliver a wide-ranging understanding knowledge and to improve the practical capability of the under-graduate students based on the curriculum. The subject contents have been introduced to make it easy and simple for the students. This book aims at understanding the many aspects of nutrient management and fertilizer technology activities which have direct as well as indirect effects on the growth and development of crops. Thus, in a broad sense, the book will be very beneficial for undergraduate Agricultural college students to enrich their understanding of nutrient management and fertilizer technology. This book is having more scope for preparing, JRF, SRF, NRT-based examination.
Dr. M. Yuvaraj, Ph.D., currently working as Teaching Assistant in Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Tiruvannamalai. He completed his undergraduate degree in Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai during the year 2005-2009 and he was awarded International Panacea Limited (IPL) Fellowship, New Delhi and also received Dr.T.Balakrishnan Gold medal for his post-graduate degree in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Agriculture College and Research Institute, Madurai during the year 2009-2011. He was awarded UGC-Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for his research in Nanotechnology in the field of Smart Delivery System of Zinc in Rice for doctoral research in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during the year 2011-2014. He worked nearly 4 years as an Assistant Professor in Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, Vellore at the time he got Best Teacher award during the year 2018. He published 9 international and 13 national research articles, 12 book chapters, 3 undergraduate books 5 review articles, and 25 popular articles. Besides, he serving as a reviewer in 10 journals and editor in 3 journals national and international level. He is a life member in many scientific society.
Dr. V. Arunkumar currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College & Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Tamil Nadu Agriculural University. He received his B.Sc. (Ag) degree from Annamalai University and M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He was awarded with Senior Research Fellowship in the project “Remote sensing for Agricultural Applications” funded by Government of Tamil Nadu for his Doctoral degree programme. He has more than 15 years of research experience in Natural Resource Management. He has organized a National workshop on “Role of Potassium Nutrition to Sustain Crop Production in Tamil Nadu” funded by International Plant Nutrition Institute. He has operated one International project, funded by International Plant Nutrition Institute, South Asia Programme and one UGC major research project on Site specific nutrient management for enhancing rice productivity and restoring soil health in Veeranam command area, Tamil Nadu as Principal Investigator. He has guided 5 M.Sc. (Ag) students. He has published 11 research articles in International journals, 19 research articles in national journals. He is a member in several scientific and professional bodies.