Efficacy of Nutrient Management on Carrot Productivity and Quality: A Review

Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (JEAS). Ahmad et al., 2016. Volume 7: 62-67

Open Access – Review Article

Efficacy of Nutrient Management on Carrot Productivity and Quality: A Review
Tanveer Ahmad 1,*, Muhammad Sohail Mazhar 2, Haider Ali 3, Asmat Batool 4, Waqas Ahmad 5
¹ Department of Horticulture, Ghazi University, DG Khan.32200, Pakistan.
2 CAB International, Data GanjBaksh Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi.46300, Pakistan.
3 Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås. 1430, Norway.
4 Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.38040, Pakistan.
5 Horticulture Research Institute, NARC, Islamabad. 44000, Pakistan

Abstract: Carrot considered a highly nutritious root vegetable. For nutritional requirements like other plant species, carrot roots uptake minerals from the growing media and the growing media needs continuous input of minerals from external sources for continuous plant growth, optimal yield and desired quality. Increasing demand of ‘organic’ food and health concerns due to the application of chemical fertilizers has realized the need for application of organic manure to meet the increasing requirements of growing plants. This review briefly presents the scope of application of synthetic fertilizers as well as the natural manures for sustainable productivity and desired quality of carrot roots. An appropriate combination of synthetic fertilizers and natural manures is a possible way-forward to achieve reasonable yield and quality.

Keywords: Vegetables, Health, Nutrition, Organic Production, Olericulture, Nutrient Management

*Corresponding author: Tanveer Ahmad

Cite this article as Ahmad, T., M.S. Mazhar, H. Ali, A. Batool and W. Ahmad. 2016. Efficacy of nutrient management on carrot productivity and quality: A review. Journal of Environmental & Agricultural Sciences. 7: 62-67. [Abstract] [View FullText] [Citations].

Title: Efficacy of nutrient management on carrot productivity and quality: A review

Authors: Tanveer Ahmad, Muhammad Sohail Mazhar, Haider Ali, Asmat Batool and Waqas Ahmad

Pages: 62-67

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