Integrated Plant Nutrition System in Cotton – An Approach Towards Climate Change Mitigation


S. Praveena Katharine, M. Suguna Devakumari, S. Sumaiya Parveen, Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India.


Agriculture is both affected by climate change but also contributes to it. As a sector, agriculture must therefore both adapt to changes and offers options for mitigation ie reducing greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon. The objective of the study is to explore the optimum level of plant nutrient for sustaining the desired crop productivity in hybrid cotton through optimization of benefit from all possible resources of plant nutrients in an integrated manner and to mitigate the green house gas emission through the adoption of Integrated Plant Nutrition System. The experiment was carried out in three locations with different soil fertility status with special emphasis to nitrogen levels in the soils. The fertilizer doses were fixed based on the soil test values and fertility grouping / indexing by International soil fertility evaluation and improvement programme. As part of organics, FYM was applied at two different levels, and the fertilizers were reduced accordingly. The results proved that application of organic manure @ 12.5 t ha-1 along with the recommended doses of nutrients proved superior in seed cotton production as well reduced nitrous oxide emissions.