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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. It helps in the development of a strong and healthy root system and increases the efficiency of the uptake and use of N and other nutrients. In addition, K has an important role in livestock nutrition.

This booklet by the IPI (International Potash Institute) and published in Hindi covers the following topics related to K and quality:

Crop QualityNutritional Value of Crops; Food AppearanceProcessing Quality; Shelf Life; Suppression of Diseases and Insects; Human HealthFunctional Foods; Nitrate Content in Food; and Additional Reading

You can download or order the publication from the IPI website.