The IPNI sub-Saharan Africa Program has released an extension handbook for fertilizer management in smallholder farming in sub-Saharan Africa. The innovative handbook was developed as a resource for researchers, extension agents, agrodealers and other stakeholders working with smallholder farmers. Its purpose is to ensure that researchers and extension agents working with farmers have adequate information required to demonstrate and comm
4R Nutrient Stewardship is one of IPNI’s core strategies to support agriculture’s ability to meet the world’s production needs in a sustainable manner. The 4R concept is simple — apply the right source of nutrient, at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place — but it's implementation is knowledge-intensive and site-specific. 4R Nutrient Stewardship also considers economic, social, and enviro
This new booklet has been developed by the IPNI South Asia Program in cooperation with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). It is a 50-page field guide (8 1/2 x 11 in. size, wire-o bound) designed to describe the underlying causes of nutrient deficiencies in maize, wheat, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, and barley, with tips on how they might be prevented or remedied. Hundreds of excellent deficiency photographs provided
Lawns and other turf areas provide many benefits to humans. There are several factors and practices that go into the establishment and maintenance of a quality lawn, including appropriate and adequate nutrition through application of BMPs and the principles of the 4Rs - right source, at the right rate, right time, and right place.
Better Crops China (BCC) is a fully Chinese language publication from IPNI China Program. It is now released twice annually every May and October. BCC is written in Chinese language to promote good agronomic practices - proper and efficient use of inorganic fertilizer with economic and environmental considerations. The regular issue has a circulation of over 8,000 copies distributed throughout China. There is no charge for this technical publi
Better Crops International (BCI) was published two times each year from 1996-2003 by the Predecessor of IPNI, the Potash & Phosphate Institute of Canada (PPIC) and the Potash & Phosphate Institute (PPI). BCI was intended primarily for agricultural leaders and scientists working in agronomy and related sciences outside North America.
Following a similar style as our popular quarterly publication, Better Crops with Plant Food, this publication is the result of considerable effort by the IPNI South Asia Programme Staff: Drs. K. Majumdar, T. Satyanarayana, and S. Dutta. In these pages, you will learn of the many challenges and opportunities as well as the notable progress related to crop production, more balanced fertilization, and best/beneficial management practices related
Few publications available today can claim the longevity of Better Crops with Plant Food (BC), the quarterly publication of IPNI. The magazine originated in 1923. It's not easy to describe this unique magazine. With an identity somewhere between an agronomic research journal and a marketing information series, BC provides a steady vehicle for reporting news from research related to nutrient management. While constantly evolving to serve its ta
This collection provides a comprehensive assortment of hundreds of classic cases of crop nutrient deficiency documented from research plots and farm fields located around the world. IPNI would like to thank our contributors; many are agricultural researchers, extension staff, crop scouts, and farmers. You’ll find 600 images intuitively grouped according to the three nutrient types required for plant growth (i.e., primary, secondary, and
Module and Case Study examples describe specific practices related to principles explained in the text of the 4R Plant Nutrition Manual, or provide background information supporting the principles. While modular examples aim to provide experimental data or specific technical information related to the scientific principles discussed, case studies aim to describe situations in which the application of scientific principles related to nutrient s