INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIONS IN APPLIED SCIENCES & ENGINEERING
International Peer Reviewed (Refereed), Open Access Research Journal
E-ISSN:2454-9258 | P-ISSN:2454-809X | Estd Year: 2016
Dr Abhijit Pujari, V K Gupta, Dr Deepak Phal
Vol. 8, Jan-Dec 2022
Page Number: 19-33
Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmer Welfare has issued an Order Dated 23rd February 2021, regarding the addition of Biostimulants in the Fertilizer Control Order 1985. This Order may be called the Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Amendment Order, 2021. Biostimulant means a substance or microorganism or a combination of both whose primary function when applied to plants, seeds or rhizosphere is to stimulate physiological processes in plants and to enhance its nutrient uptake, growth, yield, nutrition efficiency, crop quality and tolerance to stress, regardless of its nutrient content. It is proposed to discuss the role of Biostimulant, as an important agrochemical for the sustainable growth, the various categories allowed, its functions, the market business potential and the market dynamics, related to its growth and business. The details of the testing requirement, and the application process to meet the requirements of the said Order will also be discussed.