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Effect of Potash Fertilization on Potato Yields in States of West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir

The paper, “Effect of Potash Fertilization on Potato Yields in States of West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir” was published in Indian Journal of Fertilisers 15 (5) : 578-583, May 2019. Authored by Surinder Kumar Bansal, Patricia Imas, Joachim Nachmansohn and Bhisham Pal, the research (part of the ‘Potash for Life’ project) summarizes the benefit to potatoes of applying potash fertilizer.

Fertilizing Indian Rice Plots with Potash

Results from Hundreds of Locations Across the States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal Agriculture forms the backbone of India’s economy; however, declining soil fertility is directly impacting crop productivity. The appropriate application of fertilizer is a key factor in enhancing soil fertility and productivity and for overcoming potassium […]

The Impact of Potassium Fertilization on Sugarcane Yields: A Comprehensive Experiment of Pairwise Demonstration Plots in Uttar Pradesh, India

Degradation of soil fertility due to significant nutrient demands by crops and imbalanced fertiliser application is very common in the arable lands of Uttar Pradesh, India. While practices of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) application have been established and disseminated, potassium (K) crop and soil requirements are almost ignored. Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is among the […]

Benefits of Potash Fertilization in Rice in Six States of India – Results from Field Demonstrations

This paper published in the Indian Journal of Fertilisers highlights the benefits of potash fertilization. Fertilizer-use is a key to sustenance of soil fertility and productivity, however a major decline in soil fertility has occurred due to continuous potassium depletion from soil with little or no replenishment from the external sources, adversely impacting India’s rice production. Potash for […]

Nutrition and Health – the Importance of Potassium (in Hindi)

Minerals are inorganic substances, present in all body tissues and fluids. Their presence is required to maintain certain physical and chemical processes which are essential to life. For humans, potassium (K) is an essential macro mineral nutrient, and its importance to human health has been well recognized, with new studies continuing to emphasize its positive […]

Potassium – a Nutrient Essential for Life (in Hindi)

Potassium is one of the key elements for life on earth. It is required in large quantities by all plants and animals and is obtained by plants from the soil in which they grow. Animals obtain their potassium from plants, either directly or by eating other animals (and animal products) which have fed on plants. […]

Potassium – the Quality Element in Crop Production (in Hindi)

Potassium (K), along with nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), is an essential plant macronutrient that is taken up by crops from soils in relatively large amounts. Potassium increases both the yield and quality of agricultural produce, and enhances the ability of plants to resist diseases, insect attacks, cold and drought stresses and other adverse conditions. […]

Deficiency Poster for Andhra Pradesh

Potash 4 Life has produced this poster to illustrate potash deficiency symptoms. The poster is in Telugu and was produced for use in Andhra Pradesh.