The Project was started in 2010-11 with the financial assistance from Government of  Jammu & Kashmir under the Project "Nutrient  Indexing of Crops to monitor changes in Soil Fertility and Soil Mapping using Global Positioning System (GPS)" (J&KSCST & RKVY).    


 The objectives of the project are:

  • *    To find out the concentration of multinutrients in the samples under different farming systems.

  • *    To evaluate the changes in soil fertility.

  • *    To know the extent of nutrient deficiencies in different farming systems.

  • *    To prepare the soil fertility map using GPS.


Impacts of the Project:

  • The technology developed will maintain soil fertility and sustain productivity of crops.

  • It will help to monitor soil health because geo-referenced sites can be re-visited at any time to know the build up / depletion of nutrient elements.

  • It will help to identify the areas which are deficient/sufficient (Hot Spots) of nutrient contents.

  • It can be used for precision farming and site specific nutrient management to increase yeild, reduce production cost and   minimize negative impact of excessive fertilizers to environment.

  • It will give us accurate information about nutrient status for balanced recommendation of various nutrient elements.


  • Papers Published under the Project

  • Wani, Mushtaq A., Zahid Mushtaq and Shaista Nazir. 2010. Mapping of micronutrients of the submerged rice soils of Kashmir. Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 1(4): 458-462.

    Wani, Mushtaq A. Wani, J.A., Bhat, M.A., Malik, M.A., Shaista Nazir and Bangroo, S.A.2011. Macro and Micro-nutrient status of submerged rice soils of Kashmir. SKUAST, Journal of Research. 13(1&2):30-37.

    Wani, Mushtaq A., J. A. Wani, M. A. Bhat, N.A. Kirmani, Zahid Mushtaq and Shaista Nazir. 2013. Mapping of soil micronutrients in Kashmir agricultural landscape using ordinary kriging and indicator approach. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. 41(2):319-329

    Wani,MushtaqA., Bhat, M.A., Kirmani, N.A. and Shaista Nazir 2013. Transformation of zinc and iron in submerged rice soils of Kashmir. The Indian Journal of Agricultural  Sciences. 83(11):1209-16

    Wani, Mushtaq A., Wani, Zahid, M., Bhat, M.A., Kirmani, N.A. and Shaista, N. 2014. Mapping of DTPA extractable cationic micronutrients in soils under rice-and maize ecosystems of Kupwara district in Kashmir-A GIS approach. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science. 62(4):351-359.

    Mushtaq A. Wani, Shaista Nazir and Zahid M. Wani. 2015. Spatial Variability of available micronutrients in the central parts of lesser Himalayas. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences. 5(7):201-213.

    Wani, Mushtaq A., Wani Zahid M., Shaista, N., Kirmani, N.A. and Bhat, M.A. 2015. Spatial Variability of DTPA Extractable Cationic Micronutrients in Northern Part of Lesser Himalayas using GIS Approach. Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences.6(1):8-14.

    Wani, Mushtaq A. and Wani Zahid M. 2015. Spatial variation of soil available phosphorus in the Dal lake catchment of lesser Himalayas. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis.3(5):364-372.

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