7 ADVANTAGES OF GREEN MANURING

7 ADVANTAGES OF GREEN MANURING
  • It adds organic matter to the soil and stimulates the activity of soil micro-organisms.
  • It improves the structure of the soil thereby improving the WHC, decreasing run-off, and erosion caused by rain.




  • The green manure takes nutrients from lower layers of the soil and adds to the upper layer in which it is incorporated.
  • It is a leguminous crop, it fixes ā€˜Nā€™ from the atmosphere and adds to the soil for being used by succeeding crop. Generally, about 2/3 of the N is derived from the atmosphere and the rest from the soil.
  • It increases the availability of certain plant nutrients like P2O5, Ca, Mg and Fe.

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