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Fertilizers and their Efficient Use


Authors: Reetz, H.F.

Publisher: IFA, Paris, France, May 2016

Language: English

A reference guide to improve general understanding of the best management practices for fertilizer use throughout the world to enhance crop production, improve farm profitability and resource efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts related to fertilizer use in crop production

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Fertilizers and their Efficient Use


Authors: Reetz, H.F.

Publisher: IFA, Paris, France, May 2016

Language: English

A reference guide to improve general understanding of the best management practices for fertilizer use throughout the world to enhance crop production, improve farm profitability and resource efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts related to fertilizer use in crop production

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Managing Fertilizers to Enhance Soil Health


Authors: Singh, B., Ryan, J.

Publisher: First edition, IFA, Paris, France, May 2015

Language: English

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La fertilisation et les sols : les experts en parlent

Publisher: IFA, UNIFA, Paris, France, Juin 2015

Language: French

A l’occasion de l’année internationale des sols, l’IFA, l’association internationale de l’industrie des engrais a interrogé des experts scientifiques pour établir les liens entre fertilité des sols et fertilisation.

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Soil & Fertilizer: Expert Views

Publisher: IFA, Paris, France, December 2014

Language: English

In celebration of World Soil Day and the International Year of Soils in 2015, IFA joined hands with experts on the topic of soils and fertilizers to raise public awareness on the relationship between fertilizers and soils.

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Sulphur and Sustainable Agriculture


Authors: Till, A.R.

Publisher: IFA, 1st edition, Paris, France, May 2010

Language: ENGLISH

The sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine are essential for production of proteins; without them and other sulphur-containing materials, there would be no life as we know it. Increasing crop yields and the move to ‘high-analysis’ fertilizers that contain little sulphur has lead to increasing sulphur deficiencies, which must be urgently overcome to sustain agro-ecosystems. This timely publication brings together the many aspects of sulphur in agriculture, looking at both crop and livestock production. It discusses the importance of sulphur cycling and the essential role of sulphur fertilization. It also suggests recommendations for better managing sulphur and ensuring sustainability of agricultural systems.

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The Role of Fertilizers in Integrated Plant Nutrient Management


Authors: Alley, M.M., Vanlauwe, B.

Publisher: IFA, Paris, France, TSBF-CIAT, Nairobi, Kenya, 1st Edition, July 2009

Language: ENGLISH

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Efficiency of Soil and Fertilizer Phosphorus Use. Reconciling Changing Concepts of Soil Phosphorus Behaviour with Agronomic Information


Authors: Syers, J.K., Johnston, A.E., Curtin, D.

Publisher: FAO, Rome, Italy, January 2008

Language: ENGLISH

The efficient use of phosphorus (P) is essential to many agricultural and environmental issues. These include maintaining or improving the P fertility of soils by the judicious use of P fertilizers and other sources of P, such as organic manures including animal manures, composts and biosolids. There is also the need to conserve the finite global P resource. This bulletin reviews, analyses and synthesizes information on the efficient use of soil and fertilizer P. It presents information on the plant availability of soil and fertilizer P, with an emphasis on soil plant interactions. The focus is on the changing concepts of the behaviour of both soil and fertilizer P and on the need to define and assess their recovery and, thus, P-use efficiency more appropriately. The bulletin also outlines strategies for improving P-use efficiency. Strategies for improving the efficiency of use of soil and fertilizer P include: (i) modifying surface soil properties; (ii) managing surface soil; (iii) managing P sources; and (iv) optimizing P use through economically appropriate rates and timing. The main conclusion of this bulletin is that the efficiency of fertilizer P use is often high when evaluated over an adequate time scale using the balance method.

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Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition in the Tropics and Subtropics


Authors: Amberger, A.

Publisher: IFA, IPI, First version, Paris, France, November 2006

Language: ENGLISH

This book is published jointly by the International Potash Institute (IPI) and IFA. It discusses the possibilities and barriers to food production on the many different soil types found in tropical and subtropical countries. By indicating ways in which crop nutrition and hence crop production can be increased on these soils in developing countries, the author shows how to ensure food security and improve livelihoods. A. Amberger has extensive experience in the tropics and subtropics, coordinating and organizing agricultural research programmes and serving as a consultant to international organizations. The topics discussed in this book are a synthesis of Professor Amberger's considerable experience and a testimonial to his many years of collaborative scientific effort. The text is based largely on his lectures to students at the Technical University of Munich and at international congresses.

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Fertilizers and their Use. A Pocket Guide for Extension Officers. Chinese Version

Publisher: FAO, IFA, 4th edition, revised version, Rome, Italy, 2005

Language: CHINESE

This booklet present guidelines for extension staff on the use of fertilizers. It explains the need for mineral fertilizers for agricultural development in support of food security and the maintenance of soil productivity. The booklet addresses the role of fertilization in plants in relation to soil characteristics. It provides general fertilizer recommendations for selected crops and contains information on soil and plant tissue testing. Practical suggestions are also offered regarding the design of fertilizer use demonstrations and extension techniques in general.

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Soil and Plant Nitrogen


Authors: Hofman, G., Cleemput, O. van

Publisher: IFA, Paris, France, September 2004

Language: ENGLISH

This publication provides updated information on the nitrogen cycle, nitrogen transformations in the soil, the role of nitrogen in plants, nitrogen fertilization in crop production and nitrogen fertilization and environmental issues. It was written by Georges Hofman and Oswald Van Cleemput from the University of Ghent in Belgium.

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Les engrais et leur utilisation. Précis à l'usage des agents de vulgarisation agricole

Publisher: FAO, IMPHOS, IFA, 4th edition, revised version, Rome, Italy, 2003

Language: FRENCH

Cette brochure présente des orientations sur l'utilisation des engrais pour les agents de vulgarisation. Elle explique qu'un développement agricole à mÛme de contribuer à la sécurité alimentaire des populations et maintenir la productivité agricole des sols doit s'appuyer sur l'emploi des engrais minéraux. Elle traite du rôle de la fertilisation des cultures basée sur la caractéristiques du sol. Elle donne des recommandations générales en matière de fertilisation minérale de certaines cultures et contient des informations sur les analyses se sols et de plantes. Quelques suggestions pratiques sont également présentées sur les dispositifs pour conduire des démonstrations sur l'utilisation des engrais, et d'une façon générale, sont présentées des techniques pour la mise en oeuvre d'actions de vulgarisation agricole. This booklet present guidelines for extension staff on the use of fertilizers. It explains the need for mineral fertilizers for agricultural development in support of food security and the maintenance of soil productivity. The booklet addresses the role of fertilization in plants in relation to soil characteristics. It provides general fertilizer recommendations for selected crops and contains information on soil and plant tissue testing. Practical suggestions are also offered regarding the design of fertilizer use demonstrations and extension techniques in general.

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Fertilizers and their Use. A Pocket Guide for Extension Officers. Arabic Version

Publisher: FAO, IFA, 4th edition, revised version, Rome, Italy, 2003

Language: ARABIC

This booklet present guidelines for extension staff on the use of fertilizers. It explains the need for mineral fertilizers for agricultural development in support of food security and the maintenance of soil productivity. The booklet addresses the role of fertilization in plants in relation to soil characteristics. It provides general fertilizer recommendations for selected crops and contains information on soil and plant tissue testing. Practical suggestions are also offered regarding the design of fertilizer use demonstrations and extension techniques in general.

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Los fertilizantes y su uso. Una guia de bolsillo para los oficiales de extension

Publisher: FAO, IFA, 4th edition, revised version, Rome, Italy, 2002

Language: SPANISH

Esta guia presenta directrices para el personal de extension sobre el empleo de fertilizantes. Explica la necesidad de fertilizantes minerales en el desarrollo agricola para el apoyo de seguridad alimentaria y el mantenimiento de productividad del suelo. La guia indica la funcion de la fertilizacion de las plantas con relacion a las caracteristicas del suelo. Asimismo, proporciona recomendaciones generales sobre fertilizantes para cultivos seleccionados y contiene informacion sobre analisis de suetos y de tejido de plantas. La guia proporciona sugerencias practicas para et diseno de demostraciones del uso de fertilizantes y técnicas de extension en general. This booklet present guidelines for extension staff on the use of fertilizers. It explains the need for mineral fertilizers for agricultural development in support of food security and the maintenance of soil productivity. The booklet addresses the role of fertilization in plants in relation to soil characteristics. It provides general fertilizer recommendations for selected crops and contains information on soil and plant tissue testing. Practical suggestions are also offered regarding the design of fertilizer use demonstrations and extension techniques in general.

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Fertilizers and their Use. A Pocket Guide for Extension Officers

Publisher: FAO, IFA, 4th edition, revised version, Rome, Italy, 2000

Language: ENGLISH

This booklet present guidelines for extension staff on the use of fertilizers. It explains the need for mineral fertilizers for agricultural development in support of food security and the maintenance of soil productivity. The booklet addresses the role of fertilization in plants in relation to soil characteristics. It provides general fertilizer recommendations for selected crops and contains information on soil and plant tissue testing. Practical suggestions are also offered regarding the design of fertilizer use demonstrations and extension techniques in general.

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Soil and Plant Phosphate


Authors: Johnston, A.E.

Publisher: IFA, Paris, France, September 2000

Language: ENGLISH

Phosphorus is essential to all living organisms. In nature, elemental phosphorus is always combined with other elements to form many different phosphates, some of which are very complex. This book written by A.E. Johnston, explores the pathways through which phosphorus is taken up from the soil by plants and passes from one organism to another in the food chain. Environmental issues are examined and recommendations are included to maximize fertilizer use efficiency.

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Soil is a non-renewable resource.


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Les sols sont une ressource non renouvelable.