Nutrient Management Strategies for Tibet


The photo on the left shows effect of KCl on rapeseed growth and on the right is the field inspection by leaders in Tibet. Read more

Year of initiation:1999
Year of completion:2005

Interpretive Summary


Balanced Fertilization in Rapeseed and Highland Barley in Tibet, 2004 Rapeseed and highland barley are the most important oil and grain crops in Tibet. Due to the region's relative isolation, the term ‘balanced fertilization’ made its debut only at the turn of last century, or about 15 years later than most other parts of China. In order to improve crop yield and quality as well as farmer income, field trials on these two crops were conducted in the Shannan region (i. e.


Nutrient management strategies project in Tibet, 1999 It was the first year that BFDP field trials were conducted in Tibet. The results clearly demonstrated that balanced fertilizers increased spring wheat yield by 951 kg/ha or 28. 4% as compared to K0 treatment and by 900 kg/ha or 26. 5% as compared to P0 treatment. Application of K fertilizer to rape increased seed yield by 300 kg/ha or 10%.

Updates & Reports


Effect of KCl on rapeseed growth


1999-Nutrient management strategies project in Tibet

Project Leader

Guan Shusen, The Agricultural Institute, Tibet Academy of Agri Sciences

Project Cooperators


IPNI Staff

Shihua Tu


Asia \ Eastern Asia \ CHN \ Tibet


4r rate, balanced nutrition

barley, wheat

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)