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