Enhancement of Micronutrient in Crops through Farming System: A Review
Keywords:micronutrient, agricultural practices
Micronutrient deficiency is a significant problem worldwide because three billion people suffer from malnutrition. The reasons for this is the lack of available micronutrients in soil to crops and the small amounts of nutrients from soil that are transported to edible parts such as leaves or grains - particularly zinc and iron. Some approaches have been developed including the application of organic matter, foliar application of fertilizer and agricultural practices such as irrigation to increase the availability of micronutrients. These approaches have slightly increased the availability of micronutrients in the soil and the ability of crops to absorb micronutrients. This review summarizes the main challenges of micronutrients deficiency and provides recommendations to manage this worldwide agricultural dilemma.
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