By K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
The Nutrient Buffer energy notion, a progressive soil checking out approach constructed and proven for over greater than 3 many years in eu, African and Asian soils, seems to be at soil trying out to plan applicable and exact fertilizer concepts for lots of box vegetation, resembling, summer time rye, wheat, and maize between cereals, pink gram between pulses, white clover between fodder plants, and black pepper and cardamom between perennial vegetation, with a unconditionally new viewpoint compared to regimen and “text e-book” tools of soil checking out. the center-piece of the concept that is the exact quantification of a soil nutrient’s “buffer power,” that's then built-in into regimen soil attempt information to plan applicable and actual fertilizer options.
Dr. Nair has written an outstanding and well timed booklet at the nutrient buffer energy proposal, which he pioneered, and its function in agricultural sustainability. The ebook should be helpful to scientists, scholars, and execs in crop and soil sciences and allied fields.
Donald L. Sparks
S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Francis Alison Professor, and Director, Delaware Environmental Institute
There has been critical reduce in issue productiveness on lands that ushered the “Green Revolution” due to unscientific soil fertility administration. “Nutrient Buffer strength” is a unique process for unique soil fertility administration. I congratulate Dr Nair for sharing his lifelong adventure in plant food and soil fertility administration in the course of the outstanding publication “The Nutrient Buffer energy inspiration for Sustainable Agriculture”
Mohan C. Saxena, Ph D (IARI), Dragr (Hohenheim), DrSci (hc)
Former Professor of Agronomy and Director learn, GB Pant college of Agriculture and know-how
Former Assistant Director basic, overseas heart for Agricultural study within the Dry parts
Indian agriculture, is at a go roads. hugely extractive agriculture of the golf green revolution has run out of steam. Of the 328.73 mha of geographical zone, in India, up to 120.40 mha has degraded soils, as a result of the critical carbon depletion because of unscientific soil nutrient administration nonetheless rooted in “text ebook” wisdom. Professor Nair’s booklet comes as a breath of clean air.
Dr. Mangala Rai
Vice-Chancellor G.B. Pant collage of Agriculture and expertise, Pantnagar, Uttarkhand and previous Director normal Indian Council of Agricultural examine, New Delhi, India