Impact of humic acid on various properties of soil and crop productivity- A review


  • S Mankotia -



Humic acid, Soil characteristics, Crop Production, Sustainable


To raise the amount and quality of agricultural produce, numerous studies have been conducted in recent years. The development of agriculture is not just influenced by mechanization and new hybrid seeds; soil quality also plays a significant role. Lack of organic matter in soil frequently renders it unsuitable for plant growth. To address this problem and increase agricultural yields, humic compounds have started to be applied to soil in many parts of the world. Humic acid (HA) can now be applied to crops or soil using a variety of methods, including soil application, foliar application, seed treatment, root dipping, and drip irrigation, as HA is available in various forms viz., granule, powder, flakes, liquid and also in conjunction with inorganic fertilizers. However, soil application is the most effective in numerous studies. Numerous experiments on crops were carried out to determine the ideal dosage of humic acid, and it was found that character, yield, and soil characteristics all had a favourable impact on crop production. This review clarifies the significance of humic acid for various crops and the health of the soil, as well as how it increases agricultural output.


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S Mankotia, -

School of Agricultural Science and Technology, RIMT University, Punjab-147301, India


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How to Cite

Mankotia, S. (2024). Impact of humic acid on various properties of soil and crop productivity- A review. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 18, 1–6.