SOIL SUSTAINABILITY

SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT

ORGANIC AMENDMENTS

Soil organic content is an indication of soil health necessary for sustenance of profitable farming. At ITC We aim to improve the same through indigenous methods enhanced by modern technology to further increase its efficacy. Organic content of soil impacts productivity, quality as well as cost of cultivation of the crop.

Green Manure Crop
Silt Application
Vermi Compost Unit
Farm Yard Manuring

SOIL COMPACTION MANAGEMENT

SOIL COMPACTION DIAGNOSIS

Soil Compaction is due to a thin crust of hard pan in soil generally at 9-12 inches below the Earth's surface. This hard pan prevents proper growth of the root system impacting nutrition and water uptake by plant. Although widespread, majority of the farmers are oblivious of its existence and the problem continues un-noticed. We at ITC have developed a scientific system to measure the degree of compactness in soil at various levels in order to prescribe relevant remedies.

Field Measurements
Pancake Roots
Compaction Diagnosis
SUB SOILING

Sub soiling is a proven solution for mitigation of soil compaction phenomenon. ITC's Agricultural engineers provide field-specific sub soiling solutions to farmers.

Sub Soiler
Sub Soiled Plot
Depth Calibration

SITE SPECIFIC NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT (SSNM)

SOIL FERTILITY MAPPING USING REMOTE SENSING

Conventional soil-specific nutrient use involves physical collection and analysis of soil. Although effective, the methodology becomes impractical to scale-up. Understanding the gap and realizing the importance of the initiative, ITC has developed contemporary techniques using remotes sensing and geography information systems which gives nutrient maps across geographic co-ordinates. The initiative aims to reduce the cost of cultivation while reducing negative impacts of chemical fertilizers to the environment.

Remote Sensing & GIS Techniques
Spatial Nutrient Variability Map
SOIL TEST CROP RESPONSE (STCR)

Site Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM) is the science of optimized nutrient recommendation for crops. ITC has developed strong in-house capability of Soil Test Crop Response (STCR) equation based nutrient recommendation techniques for significantly enhancing farm productivity whilst improving soil health.

STCR Project Plots