Balanced Fertilization of Major Crops in Egypt

IPNI-2013-EGY-2

Justification Statistical data shows that current fertilizer use in Egypt is highly unbalanced. In addition and due to the scarcity of water resources in Egypt, there is a high need to promote the most efficient techniques in fertilization and irrigation in irrigated agriculture to enhance both water and fertilizer use efficiency. Read more


Year of initiation:2013
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Interpretive Summary

The objectives of this project were to: (1) evaluate the benefits 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. For this, field experiments were conducted in Port Said Governorate on sugar beet as a winter crop in the 2016/2017 season, which was planted after the rice crop Giza 178 in one location.

The objectives of this project were to: (a) measure the benefit of 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. To accomplish this goal, field experiments were conducted in the Port Said Governorate on sugar beet as a winter crop in the 2016/2017 season, planted after the rice crop (Giza 178).

The main objectives of this study were to enhance crop productivity with innovative techniques of fertigation, maximize water and fertilizer use efficiencies, and increase awareness and the transfer of technology for fertigation management. The following treatments were investigated for maize under field conditions at the experimental station of the National Research Centre, Nubaria district of El-Behrea Governorate–Egypt.

The main objectives of this study were to enhance crop productivity with innovative techniques of fertigation, maximize water and fertilizer use efficiency, and to increase awareness of fertigation management and associated technology transfer. Treatments were investigated with maize under field conditions at the Experimental Station of National Research Centre, Nubaria District of El-Behrea Governorate, Egypt.

The main objectives of this study are to (a) enhance maize productivity with innovative techniques like fertigation, (b) maximize water and fertilizer use efficiencies, and (c) increase awareness and transfer the technology of fertigation management. The field experiment was conducted at the experimental station of the National Research Center in Nubaria District of El-Behrea Governorate in Egypt.

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Updates & Reports

2013

Project Description


Publications

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Balanced Fertilization of Grain Crops in Egypt Can Double Yields In Egypt, the application of mineral fertilizers is highly skewed towards nitrogen, which has led to the gradual depletion of other nutrients like phosphorus, potassium, and several micronutrients following many years of repeated crop harvest. Unbalanced fertilization in the country allows for a great opportunity to improve crop productivity through improved fertilizer management.
Research with Impact

Project Leader

Mahmoud Elkholy


Project Cooperators

None


IPNI Staff

Munir Rusan


Location

Africa \ Northern Africa \ EGY


Topics

foliar fertilization, irrigation, water use efficiency

faba bean, maize

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