‘Too much fertilizer harmful’

Staff Correspondent

16 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

‘Too much fertilizer harmful’

Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque speaks at a workshop on ‘International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) South Asia Demonstration’ at a city hotel on Sunday. — sun photo

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said the use of an excessive amount of fertilizer in agriculture is harmful to the environment.

“Crop production can be increased by 30-34 per cent through the use of Nitrogen, but it reduces the fertility of agricultural land. So we need to control the use of Nitrogen as fertilizer in our farmlands,” he said.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a workshop on International Nitrogen Management System South Asia Regional Demonstration at a hotel in the capital.