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Agri Ministry limits neem coated urea production

In order to increase nitrogen-use efficiency, government has included neem coated urea, a slow release fertilizer, in the Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985., limiting its production. Nitrogen-use efficiency in respect of plain urea ranges between 30-35% and the balance nitrogen is lost to leaching. Neem acts as a nitrification inhibitor and its coating over urea minimizes loss due to leaching by ...

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