Balanced Fertilization of Major Crops in Egypt

IPNI-2012-EGY-1

Justification: Statistical data shows that current fertilizer use in Egypt is highly unbalanced. For decades, farmers believed that the soil is rich in P and K and therefore traditionally used to apply fertilize N only, which lead to negative balance with respect to other nutrients. The current N:P:K ratio for example in the fertilizers used is highly negative with respect to K (1:0. 12:0. 04) which is negative to P and highly negative to K. Read more


Year of initiation:2012
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Interpretive Summary

There are two objectives for this project: (1) determine the effect of different sources of potassium (K) and balanced fertilization on the yield of the major crops of the common cropping systems in Egypt and (2) promote and extend to farmers the most efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques.

The objectives of this project were to (a) determine the effect of different sources of potassium (K) and balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops of the common cropping systems in Egypt and (b) promote and extend to farmers the most efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques.

The objectives of this project were to: 1) determine the effect of balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops of the common cropping systems in Egypt and 2) promote and extend to farmers the most efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques.

The objectives of this project were to: 1) determine the effect of balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops of the common cropping systems in Egypt; and 2) promote and extend to farmers the most efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques.

The objectives of this project are to determine the effect of balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops in the common cropping systems of Egypt and extend to farmers the most efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques. For this, field experiments were conducted at two locations with seven treatments, viz.

The objectives of this project were to determine the effect of balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops of the common cropping systems in Egypt and promote and extend to farmers the most efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques.

In Egypt, application of mineral fertilizers is highly skewed towards N, which has lead to the depletion of other nutrients like K, P, and micronutrients in many soils. The objectives of this project were to: (1) determine the effect of balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops of the common cropping systems in Egypt, and (2) promote and extend to farmers the most efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques.

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