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Crop Protection Is Essential to Speed up Crop Growth

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

From seed treatment to fertilizers to insecticides to plant growth regulators, there are a number of crop protection methods applied to increase the agriculture productivity and keep the crop away from the risk of damages and diseases. These all above mentioned systems are essential for the proper growth of the crop. This is because; crops are vulnerable items that are potential to attacks by the rodents, birds, rough weather and a number of other damages and things. That is why; numerous protective measures are applied to save them against diseases and other problems. As above mentioned there are a number of systems applied for the crop protection, seed treatment is also one of these systems.

With the early stage of the plants, the seed treatment is started so that they can grow easily. Apart from keeping seed protected from disease, seed treatment also ensures uniform emergence of seedling and helps in increasing germination. This type of crop protection method also keeps the seed protected from seasonal diseases and harasses of pests, thus results in higher productivity. Interestingly, the seed treatment is also effective against a broad spectrum of problems including seed decay, soil pathogens and seedling diseases. This type of crop protection system is considered as one of the convenient, cost-effective and environmental friendly approaches that not only help in crop protection, but also increase the productivity of crops to a great level.

In addition to seed treatment, another crop protection system is foliar fertilizers. They are widely used to develop the crop within the exact time. Foliar feeding is the also considered as the recent introduction to the crop protection methods. These types of fertilizers are directly applied through the leaves to speed up crop growth as well as for a number of other factors such as cure deficiencies and strengthen damaged and weak plants and crops. Interestingly, these fertilizers can also be collaborated with macro or trace fertilizers to harmonize the nutrition factors. In this type of crop protection system, different types of chemicals such as potassium humate, potassium nitrate, and Map mono-ammonium phosphate are used in the form of spray, powder and crystal.