India develops web-based fertilizer recommendation system

Monday, August 13, 2012
[GFX: Uwe Dedering
New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Soil Science has developed a web-based system for advising farmers the right quantity of fertilizers that they should use in their soils for a particular type of crop.

The software takes into account the soil type in different districts of the country and available nutrient in the soil. It takes into consideration the crop and cropping season in calculating the nutrient requirement. In some cases, it takes care of even different available varieties of main crops. Finally, the system converts the nutrient data into the quantities of main fertilizers i.e. urea, MOP and SSP that are required to be used by the farmer. 

This system is presently available district-wise for these 11 states: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

This software can be accessed at
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