Sardar Nirmal is a natural soil amendment that provides crops with nutrients and beneficial micro-organisms. It provides four of the major crop nutrients required for crop growth; Nitrogen, Calcium, Sulfur and Phosphorus as well as micronutrients. Sardar Nirmal improves soil health therefore improving the efficiency of chemical fertilizers through one application at the beginning of the growing season. It meets all standards for protecting the environment and human health by being pathogen-free.
The beneficial microbes present in Sardar Nirmal slowly breakdown the readily-digestible nutrients in the product. This results in slow release of nutrients which maintains soil health over time. The loose, fertile soil produced by Sardar Nirmal is shown to have an abundance of aerobic bacteria meaning that it is oxygen rich for “good bugs” to flourish. While pathogens are destroyed during the manufacturing process, beneficial micro-flora still exists for the promotion of soil health.
|Primary Nutrients||Secondary Nutrients||Micronutrients|
|Nitrogen (N) 2%||Calcium (Ca) 12%||Zinc (Zn) 0.3%|
|Phosphorus (P) 0.5%||Sulfur (S) 2%||Copper (Cu) 0.2%|
|Magnesium (Mg) 0.6%||Iron (Fe) 0.1%|
Sardar Nirmal provides valuable macro-nutrients for improved crop production. Sardar Nirmal contains both forms of nitrogen, the quickly available ammonium N for early uptake in the season and the slower release organic N for growth throughout the season. This allows for improved root development, even crop growth, increased crop quality and yields. It aids in increasing protein levels in grains and pulse crops.
Sardar Nirmal contains calcium which is essential for soil health. Gujarat soils are noncalcareous therefore calcium is essential for optimum crop growth. Adding calcium to the soil will improve soil texture, availability of other nutrients to the crop, increase growth of nitrogen fixing bacteria and aids in early root development. It also helps the crop to adapt to environmental and disease stress. Calcium from Sardar Nirmal is very important to acidic and basic soils.
Sardar Nirmal provides sulfur which has been identified as deficient in oilseeds and pulse crops in India. Sulfur increases the protein level in grain crops, increases nodule formation in legume crops and increases disease resistance. Research has shown an increase of 20-30% with the application of sulfur.
Sardar Nirmal provides magnesium which is important for crop growth and aids in nitrogen fixation in pulse crops. Magnesium aids in phosphorus movement within the plant.
Sardar Nirmal provides phosphorus which is important for root germination and growth, water use efficiency, photosynthesis, aids in drought stress, nitrogen uptake and maturation of fruit and grain crops.
Sardar Nirmal provides micronutrients such as zinc, copper and iron. Zinc and Copper have been identified as micronutrients that are becoming seriously deficient in Gujarat. Rice, wheat and pulse crops are particularly sensitive crops. Zinc deficiency can cause stunting, lower disease resistance, poor crop growth and vigor. Copper is important for pollination and reproduction, crop yields and iron uptake. High applications of nitrogen can reduce copper uptake. Ironis especially important in poorly drained soils where low iron levels can cause crop stunting and uneven growth.
Accurate fertility recommendations should be based on farm field soil tests. Sardar Nirmal should be used as part of complete fertilizer program. Application rates are also dependent on previous crop.
|Cereals||Apply 4-5 tonnes/ha (4-5 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting cereals.|
|Pulse Crops||Apply 3 tonnes/ha (3 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting pulse crops.|
|Oilseeds||Apply 2-3 tonnes/ha (2-3 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting oilseeds.|
|Sugarcane||Apply 5 tonnes/ha (5 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting sugarcane. Apply additional nitrogen 45 and 90 days after planting.|
|Corn||Apply 5 tonnes/ha (5 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting corn. Add required fertilizer in the hopper (based on soil test) at planting. Topdress with urea when corn is 8-12″ tall.|
|Rice||Apply 3 tonnes/ha (3 kg per 10 m2) pre-plant. Split nitrogen applications 2-3 times per season.|
|Cotton||Apply 4 tonnes/ha (4 kg per 10 m2) pre-plant. Sidedress nitrogen as required.|
|Tobacco||Apply 3-4 tonnes/ha (3-4 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting .Sidedress with nitrogen 3 and 8 weeks after planting (especially if high rainfall).|
|Cole Crops||Apply 4.5 tonnes/ha (4.5 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting cole crops. Topdress with urea 3 weeks and 6 weeks after transplanting.|
|Potatoes||Apply 8 tonnes/ha (8 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting potatoes.|
|Root Crops||Apply 4 tonnes/ha (4 kg per 10 m2) prior to planting corn.|