Hill Agriculture
Principal Crops
Improved Systems
Economy of Crops
Holistic Farming
Income Comparison
1 Holistic Farming
2 Organic Farming
3 Nutrient-Manag.
4 Pest Manag.
5 Hybrid Seeds
6 Hi-Tech Practices
7 Irrigation
8 Innovations
9 Marketing
10 Locations
11 Extensions
12 Investments
Concluding Remarks
Experiments in Hill Agriculture -
Integrated Nutrient Management System (INMS)

by D.S. Thakur
Professor of Agricultural Economics
Regional Research Station, Bajaura

Under the Integrated Nutrient Management System, farmers have been made to use more of organics in place of inorganic fertilisers and pesticides, as the best out of inorganics can be obtained only with the higher use of organics.

The role of INMS is all the more important in maintaining and increasing the long-run fertility and sustainability of agriculture, as the INMS is ecologically sound and supportive of higher levels of biological production and productivity of crops without depleting the natural base of soil and earth. In case the nutrient requirement is not fully met by organics alone, the balanced use of NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphor, Potassium) fertilisers must be made as a part of the INMS instead of using only N or P, keeping in view the requirement of the crops and sustainable farming on the basis of the soil testing and symptoms of nutrients, deficiency in the crops of plants.


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