How to Improve Soil Health

  • Soil should be tested and should ensure which types of crop can be grown.
  • Need to study deficiency of the nutrients in the soil.
  • Later suitable soil stabilization should be adopted.

Following are few Soil Fertility improvement solutions.

Ghana Jeevamrutha Treatment

Check the Soil Fertility. If cultivation not happened for last 2-4 years. Till the Land and put Ghana  Jeevamrutha to the land and watering should be done.  Leave small plants to grow and again Till the land.  Now this land is ready for the cultivation.

Poultry Manure Treatment

Initially check the Soil Fertility. If cultivation not happened for last 2-4 years.  Land needs to be treated. To make organic cultivation use Poultry Manure. One Acre need 2 Tractor Loads of Poultry Manure. Land need to be tilted and applied Poultry Manure. Watering should be done for at least 15 days. Make sure the land will become dry.  The land will be ready for cultivation in Next 3 months period.

Lake Mud Treatment

Initially check the Soil Fertility.  If cultivation not happened for last 2-4 years. Land needs to be treated. Check near by lake bed soil is available.  Put this soil to the farm land.  Wait for one or two rain and till the land.  Now this land is almost ready for the cultivation.

Cultivation of Ground Nut Crop

The Ground Nut Crop should be cultivated.  These plants should be avoided for flowering. Before Flowering of these plants, till the land including these plants.  After this leave land for 30 days. This land is good for cultivating Rice etc.,

Cultivation of Jute Crop

The Jute Crop should be cultivated. These plants should be avoided for flowering. Before Flowering of these plants, Till the land including these plants. After this leave land for 30 days. This land is good for cultivating Rice etc.,

Bone Meal

Bone meal contains phosphorus and calcium and is used for flowering perennials, shrubs and trees. It is also used when planting bulbs to promote the development of strong roots and early season growth, though you may want to avoid it if critters regularly dig up your bulbs, as the smell is appealing to animals.

Cottonseed Meal

Cottonseed meal is a strong source of nitrogen and acidifies the soil. Use cottonseed meal to feed blueberries, azaleas, rhododendrons and boxwoods. These shallow-rooted shrubs greatly benefit from the slowly released nutrients, applied in early spring to promote vegetative growth.

Crab Meal

Crab meal is rich in chitin and helps to enhance the activity of soil microbes. Chitin is a nitrogen-containing compound that has a structure similar to cellulose. It’s found in the shells of crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs, as well as in the exoskeleton of insects. Tilled in, crushed chitin can help to combat root rot, powdery mildew, early and late blight, as well as root-knot nematodes. The nitrogen content supports foliage growth.

Feather Meal

Feather meal is great for heavy feeders such as corn, cole crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, and leafy green vegetables. It’s one of the strongest, fastest-releasing sources of organic nitrogen.

Fish Meal

Fish meal has both nitrogen and phosphorus and is great for vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs, plus flower beds. Fish meal also enhances microbial life, promotes an early season boost to your plants and helps with root development.

Greensand

Greensand is made up of the blue-green mineral glauconite, which is an iron potassium silicate. Since the early 1700’s this has been a recommended soil conditioner. Greensand is used to loosen heavy clay soil and can absorb up to one-third of its weight in water. Its best use is in providing roses and tomatoes the minerals and micro nutrients they need to thrive, and in the case of tomatoes, develop a rich, full flavor and nutrient profile.

Kelp Meal

Kelp meal is from the North Atlantic Ocean and is pure Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed. It’s a source of potassium (K) and is used in early spring or fall application. It also helps with improving nutrient uptake plus reduces environmental stresses. But the main benefit of using kelp and other seaweed fertilizers is that they contain growth hormones and natural plant growth regulators that help plants grow fast, healthy and strong. I personally would make sure to incorporate some kelp or seaweed into any fertilizer application.

Neem Seed Meal

Neem seed meal is from the Indian neem tree. The oil is extracted from the seeds and can be mixed into the soil or potting soil. While neem is often used as an insecticide and fungicide, in the fertilizer realm it is primarily of benefit because it is a vegan organic (veganic) source of nitrogen. Many of the other sources of nitrogen are byproducts of the meat industry.

Oyster Shell

Oyster shell flour contains calcium, which is great for rhododendrons and other woody plants. It’s all natural and is ground into a flour for immediate release. Oyster shell improves aeration, water penetration and texture of the soil. Excellent for balancing out acidic conditions in worm bins. The calcium also improves the uptake of nutrients, promotes strong root development and boosts the immunity of the plant.

Seabird Guano

Seabird guano increases the size of blooms as well as the number of blooms throughout the growing season for both indoor and outdoor plants. If applied mid-season, it will increase fruit development, yield, flavor and quality. Like most organic fertilizers, it also enhances microbial activity in the soil.

Soybean Meal

Soybean meal is another vegan option which has slow-release nitrogen to promote vegetative growth. Soybean meal is a cheaper alternative to feather meal.

Shrimp Meal

Shrimp meal is made from ground Pacific Northwest shrimp shells. It’s an excellent all-purpose fertilizer which is rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium, and chitin. This fertilize is used on garden vegetables, herbs, ornamentals, and flowers plus it’s a compost bio-activator. A bio-activator is high in nitrogen and helps to heat up your compost bin to complete the compose cycle. I know a number of people who swear by shrimp meal in growing demanding flowering perennials, so if you can get a hold of it, do try it.

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