Fertilizer Management

One of the principles of IPM is to grow a healthy crop, which makes it necessary for an IPM farmer to pay attention to fertilizer use. Not only the types of fertilizers used, but also their dosage and the timing of application will have to be considered.

It is known that a balanced fertilizer use will improve the crop condition. A stronger crop has a better resistance against pest attack and will be able to compensate for losses by producing new leaves, shoots or tillers.