Biofertilizer Production

Sustainable agriculture via Biofertilizer application

Biofertilizer Production

Module 3: Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) Problem III

Module 3 (Week 3):

Based on links to reference material provided and additional referencing you have done, answer the following questions. Post your answers on the

Edmodo platform

Q 1). What is the meaning of Soil Health Card? Which characteristics of soil are analysed and reported in the soil health card?                                  (3 marks)

Reference: https://soilhealth.dac.gov.in/Content/FAQ/SOILHEALTHCARD-English.pdf

Case study: Rita stays in Punjab, India. The main crops cultivated here are: wheat, rice, cotton, maize, pulses, sugarcane and several oil seeds including sesame, groundnut. The state has huge areas, under fruit cultivation of which kinnow, guava, mangoes, pear, peach, litchi, orange and ber are the main ones.  She used the following references:

References:

1) http://agripb.gov.in/home.php?page=intpu

2) http://www.punjabdata.com/Agriculture-In-Punjab.aspx

Q 2) Where do you stay? Which are the main crops cultivated in your state? State 4 such crops.                                                                                                (2 marks)

Case study: Rita is from Punjab. She selected sugarcane as a crop for further study and found out the climatic and soil type requirements for it. Details are given below:

Irrigation/ rainfall: A total of at least 1,500 mm of rain each year or access to irrigation is required.

The soil should be kept loose and moist during planting and watered afterwards till the plants gain their full height. It grows well in deep, well-drained soils of medium fertility of sandy loam soil textures with a pH range from 6.0 to 7.7. The optimum soil pH is about 6.5.

Waterlogged soils are not suitable. Sugarcane is a relatively salt sensitive plant. Salinity induces water stress and it shows symptoms such as premature wilting, scorching of the leaves, and restricted growth and, in severe cases, death of the plant..

The soil should be left fallow for a period before new crop is planted. Ploughing ensures that the soil is broken into fine even particles. This helps the roots of the new plants obtain nutrients and moisture.

Q 3) Choose a crop (other than sugarcane) from amongst the crops grown in your state, for further study. What are the climatic and soil type requirements of the crop you have selected?                                            (4 marks)

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12 thoughts on “Biofertilizer Production”

  1. Sir, I want to join this. I am assistant professor in microbiology. Whats the process to join

    1. Dear Sir,
      The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you and your colleagues and students can join.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  2. I am working as Assistant professor microbiology (chb).. Interested in this activity..

    1. Dear Madam,
      The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you, your colleagues and students can join.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  3. First of all congratulations Ma’am.
    It’s a very good initiative and need of society.
    Ma’am Please let me know once you launch this course.
    Will share the link among my friends and those who are interested.

    1. Hello Shahen,
      Thank you so much! The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you can share the link.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  4. Congratulations Madam for taking this initiative.
    Let me know that how will I know whether I m registered or not?

    1. Dear Sir,
      Thank you for your interest. Welcome aboard. I am adding you to the whatsapp group of registered participants in order to coordinate your participation.
      Thanks and regards,
      Sneha Ogale

  5. Congratulations mam and thank you for lunching such an open resource.
    It will be helpful to farmer’s & I am one of them, eager to join.
    Please let me know when & how to join.

    1. Dear Milind,
      Welcome aboard. I am adding you to the whatsapp group of registered participants in order to coordinate your participation.
      Thanks and regards,
      Sneha Ogale

  6. Dear Sneha Ogale,

    My name is Chau – greenhouse grower in Vietnam.
    I’d like to take your Biofertilizer production course online. I’ve tried to sign up at Edmodo website using the group code written in this page. Howerver, it wasn’t a correct code.
    Please advise how to register for this course.

    Thank you very much for your sharing and helping.

    Regards,

    Chau

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