Fertlizer Application Books

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    4R Extension Handbook for Smallholder Farming Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

    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 ...

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    Best Management Practices for Turf and Lawn Fertilization

    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 ...

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    Better Crops China (BCC)

    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 ...

  • Fertilizer use by crop (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsMost of the world's hunger and poverty occurs in rural areas. The use of fertilizers could improve agricultural productivity in these areas. However, many developing countries attach a low priority to the subsistence/smallholder sector, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Properly applied, ...

  • Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems, 25th Volume: Advances in Crop Protection Technologies

    Twenty peer-reviewed papers provide the latest advances in crop protection technologies and updates on regulatory issues related to the use of pesticides. Topics cover:Developments in Pesticide Formulations—formulating unstable active ingredients in liquid delivery systems; techniques for overcoming herbicide antagonism; a technique for ...

  • Scaling soil nutrient balances. Enabling mesolevel applications for African realities (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsUsing data on three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, this report compares macro- and microlevel approaches to determine soil nutrient balances with an innovative mesolevel approach. It highlights the added value that a mesolevel approach can provide in terms of its usefulness to mesolevel ...

  • Correcting Gender Myopia: Gender Equity, Women"s Welfare, And The Environment

    At international conferences throughout the 1990's--in Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Cairo, and Beijing--a new vision of women's health, welfare, and rights was created. This vision acknowledged the deep connections between support for educational, economic, social, and political opportunity for women on the one hand, and progress in stabilizing ...

  • Public Policies and Participation for Agricultural Sustainability: Findings from the Case Study in Reboucas, Brazil

    ***SPECIAL OFFER*** Buy this title and 'Nutrients on the Move: Soil Fertility Dynamics in African Farming Systems' together for the reduced price of £18 - Quote Order #7429~~Improving soil fertility management in African farming systems has become a major issue of concern on the development policy agenda. A number of international initiatives and ...

  • Fertilizer requirements in 2015 and 2030 (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesThe specific objective of this paper is to explore the bounds on the amount of fertilizer needed to support FAO projections of agricultural commodity production for 2015 and 1030.This study represents an unprecedented coordinated effort, involving both the private and the public sectors, in order to arrive at a result ...

  • Policies for Soil Fertility Management in Africa. A Report Prepared for the Department for International Development

    ***SPECIAL OFFER*** Buy this title and 'Nutrients on the Move: Soil Fertility Dynamics in African Farming Systems' together for the reduced price of £18 - Quote Order #7429~~Improving soil fertility management in African farming systems has become a major issue of concern on the development policy agenda. A number of international initiatives and ...

  • Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    The Office of Niger (ON) in Mali is one of the largest irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa and has provided a much improved source of income for rice farmers. Production in the ON has recently diversified, and farmers have started supplementing their income by growing vegetables on the rice fields in the dry season. The scheme is currently ...

  • Technical Report Series No. 26 : Mineral Fertilizer Production and the Environment

    The report is intended to raise the awareness of the environmental issues inherent in the fertilizer manufacturing industry, and to highlight the approaches that industry and government, preferably in concert, may take to avoid or minimize the associated impacts.Fertilizer production has become one of the manufacturing sectors on which modern ...

  • Isotopic Studies of Azolla and Nitrogen Fertilization of Rice

    Nitrogen is the most limiting element for crop production. Traditionally, expensive commercial fertilizers are used to correct soil nitrogen deficiencies. Indeed, 50% of the increase in rice yields after World War II can be attributed to increased fertilizer nitrogen use. Although an increased rate of fertilizer nitrogen application has been ...

  • Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition

    This book comprises the contributions of the international workshop Boron 2001 which was aimed at gathering all relevant information on recent developments in boron research in soils, plants, animal and men over the past years. Review articles and original contributions deal with both applied and basic aspects in this area, comprising topics ...

  • Mycorrhizal Biology

    'The fundamental problem the world faces today, is the rapidly increasing pressure of population on the limited resources of the land. To meet the ever increasing demands of expanding populations, agricultural production has been raised through the abundant use of inorganic fertilizers, the adoption of multicropping systems and liberal ...

  • Continuous and Discontinuous Modelling of Cohesive-Frictional Materials

    A knowledge of the mechanical behaviour of both naturally occurring materials, such as soils and rocks, and artificial materials such as concrete and industrial granular matter, is of fundamental importance to their proper use in engineering and scientific applications. This volume contains selected lectures by international experts on current ...

  • Managing Organic Matter in Tropical Soils: Scope and Limitations

    Soil organic matter is a reservoir for plant nutrients, provides water-holding capacity, stabilizes soil structure against compaction and erosion, and thus determines soil productivity. All agriculture to some degree depends on soil organic matter. It has long been known that soil organic matter declines when land is taken into cultivation, and ...

  • Endosperm

    The nutritive endosperm of angiosperms is mankind’s most important source of food, livestock feed and industrial raw material. This book is the first comprehensive overview of the developmental and molecular biology of endosperm. The text covers cereal endosperm development from fertilization to maturity, including molecular and cell biology of ...

  • Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity

    This book is a comprehensive and updated review of fundamental studies on inhibition of soil urease activity and of applied studies on improving efficiency of urea fertilizers by inhibition of soil urease activity. The general literature on these topics covers 65 years and the patent literature comprises a period of nearly 40 years. The potential ...

  • Advances in Plant and Animal Boron Nutrition

    Boron is one of the essential micronutrients for higher plants growth and development, and more and more studies have been conducted to establish boron as an essential element in animals and humans. This book reviews all aspects of boron research in recent years and is based on the Third International Symposium on all Aspects of Plant and Animal ...

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