Farmers typically apply chemical fertilizers based on the level of subsidy and not on what their farm soil specifically requires. Over the course of time soil composition changes for the worse requiring more fertilizer application for producing the same yield. The problem is exacerbated by falling ground water levels (water from deep bore wells tends to contain more salt). Magasool is helping correct this through a mix of best practices from tradition and scientific soil-test based nutrition management. Our interventions help reduce fertilizer usage by more than 30% and restore long-term soil fertility and organic content.
In addition, we are promoting integrated pest management to reduce dependence on pesticides.