Crop Production & Management

Preparation of Soil

PREPARATION OF SOIL

 It is the first step of the production of the  crop

 It is required for

  • Root penetration: Before adding seeds to soil, it is must to turn the soil and loosen it. This allows the roots to penetrate deep into the soil.
  • Growth of Earthworms and microbes: The loosened soil helps in the growth of earthworms and microbes which are friends of the farmer and add humus to it.
  • Bringing of soil up: turning and loosening of soil also brings the nutrient-rich soil to the top so that plants can use these nutrients. 

Process of loosening of the soil is known as flowing ploughing.

IMPLEMENTS USED FOR CROP PRODUCTION

1. Plough

2. A Hoe

3. Cultivator

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