India Adds New Fertilizers to Fertilizer Control Order Including Sulfur and Micronutrient Options

The Government of India has amended the Fertiliser (Inorganic, Organic, or Mixed) (Control) Order, 1985 to include several additional fertiliser alternatives. This amendment is aimed at providing farmers with more options to meet their individual crop demands.

Key & new additions to the Schedule include:

  • Dispersible Granular Sulfur: This new fertilizer provides a readily available source of sulfur, a crucial nutrient for plant growth.
  • NPK, Si, Ca, Mg and NPK, Si, Ca, B Fertilizers: These multi-nutrient blends combine nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) with additional elements like silicon (Si), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and boron (B). These combinations can address specific soil deficiencies and promote overall plant health.
  • Sulfur with Zinc Granules: This option combines sulfur with zinc, another essential micronutrient for many crops.
  • Liquid Urea Ammonium Sulphate: This liquid fertilizer provides a readily soluble source of nitrogen and sulfur for efficient nutrient uptake.
  • Potassium Nitrate with Iodine: This specialized fertilizer provides potassium, nitroge and iodine, which can be beneficial for certain crops and potentially improve their nutritional value.

Furthermore, the amendment changes the ”specifications” for nano nitrogen fertilisers, allowing for a wider range of particle sizes.

These modifications should help farmers by giving them additional alternatives to tailor fertiliser applications to specific crops and soil conditions. This could potentially contribute to higher agricultural yields and quality. As part of the nano fertilizers category, nano zinc and nano copper are also included with their specifications.

This update to the fertiliser list gives farmers more tools to meet the specific needs of their crops. These amendments can maximise plant health, increase yields and even improve the nutritional content of crops by adding high-sulphur varieties, micronutrients and combinations designed to address certain deficiencies.


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