Paddy Fertilizer Mixtures
The most crucial factor for the yield of rice is solil nutients.The objective of fetilizing is to replenish the soil from loss of soil nutients via;
- Continous cultivation on same land.
- Removal of harvest and straw.
- Leach to soil with water and decomposition
As stated in the state policy statement, the Government of Sri Lanka has made all necessary arrangements to continue subsidized fertilizer distribution programme for 2019 Yala season as well. The government policy is to provide 50 kg bag of major three fertilizer types such as Urea, Triple Super Phosphate and Muriate of Potash. As per the current policy farmers who are cultivating Paddy for an extent not exceeding 02 hectares are entitled to obtain paddy fertilizer at a subsidized price.
Fertilizer Needs Assessment Process
Prior to the season, chemical fertilizer need is assessed by the Department of Agriculture based on the agri ecological zones and irrigation systems. They will also consider cultivation targets before issuing fertilizer recommendations through the area Agrarian Services.
Zinc and sometimes sulfur deficiencies are much less frequent but can be important locally.