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Background to Inorganic Fertilizers

There are various ways through which soil loses fertility.

Let us remind ourselves some of these ways:

  • Leaching,
  • Soil erosion,
  • Monocropping,
  • Continuous cropping,
  • Burning.

Soil erosion

Soil fertility may be maintained through methods such as:

  • Manuring,
  • Control of soil erosion,
  • Mulching,
  • Weed control,
  • Irrigation,
  • Drainage,
  • Crop rotation,
  • Soil pH control.