Integrated plant nutrient management system

All growers know that a successful operation needs to have plans and procedures in place. The first thoughts that pop up when talking about plans and procedures may revolve around planting schedules, harvest dates, pest management, and overall safety procedures for staff and customers. However, there is another management plan that when done correctly and precisely, it becomes the definition of plant husbandry as plants and grow areas are able to be run smoothly and efficiently.

A plant management system defined
A plant management plan is one that takes land husbandry and applies it to a broader sense embracing nutrient, soil, water, vegetation, and plant management practices that are customized to s specific operation type and crop. These systems have a goal of improving soil fertility and land productivity while at the same time reducing environmental impacts. With scientific backing, plant management systems provide positive benefits in higher yields, but also in conserving soil resources as well.

Traditional plant management systems are those that focus on the traditional systems that use soil and land. With the rise in new systems and techniques, plant management systems have morphed to meet the needs of the newer next-generation system styles. Instead of a focus on land management for soil conservation, attention is diverted to nutrient management. Management of nutrients is also a contribution to pest management as stressed crops are more susceptible to disease and to the effects of pests.

Instead of reacting to an event, prevention and action need to be in place to reduce the instances of crop pesticide application. Although pests in a greenhouse can be counted on, the amount and overall effects can be greatly reduced and minimal if proper prevention and control is given. Nutrient management is additionally linked to other practices that are linked to other practices that are related to sustainable crop production. 

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