Brazilian Nutrient Balance

Nutrient balance is a tool to evaluate the use of fertilizers. In order to have a sustainable crop production system it is necessary that the amount of nutrients removed from the field is replaced through fertilizer applications and that nutrient use is highly efficient. IPNI Brazil Program runs every year a national nutrient balance for the main crops that cover over 90% of the fertilizer consumption according to statistics, and every four year is produced information regarding every single state and crop. In 2014, IPNI Brazil will publish the nutrient balance for the last 4 years and will continue the journey collecting data for the coming years.

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A nutrient budget is an important tool used to the evaluate the agronomic use of fertilizers through the balance between inputs and outputs in crop production. In Brazil, IPNI has prepared several nutrient budgets over the years, and most recently has extended a Brazilian nutrient balance analysis that includes many crops for the period between 2013 to 2016. Read more


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Interpretive Summary

A nutrient budget is an important tool used to the evaluate the agronomic use of fertilizers through the balance between inputs and outputs in crop production. In Brazil, IPNI has prepared several nutrient budgets over the years, and most recently has extended a Brazilian nutrient balance analysis that includes many crops for the period between 2013 to 2016.

A nutrient budget is one important tool used to the evaluate agronomic use of fertilizers through the balance between inputs and outputs in crop production. In Brazil, IPNI has prepared several nutrient budgets over the years, and most recently Cunha et al. (2014) have extended a Brazilian nutrient balance analysis that includes many crops for the period between 2009 to 2012.

A nutrient budget is one important tool used to evaluate agronomic use of fertilizers through the balance between inputs and outputs in crop production. In Brazil, IPNI has prepared several nutrient budgets over the years, and most recently Cunha et al. (2014) have extended a Brazilian nutrient balance analysis that includes many crops for the period between 2009 to 2012.

A nutrient budget is one important tool that can be used to evaluate agronomic use of fertilizers through the balance between inputs and outputs in crop production. In Brazil, IPNI has prepared several nutrient budgets over the years, and most recently Cunha et al. (2014) have extended a Brazilian nutrient balance analysis that includes many crops for the period between 2009 to 2012.

Nutrient balance is a valuable tool to evaluate the use of fertilizers and the removal of nutrients through harvested crops. In order to have a sustainable crop production system, it is necessary that the quantity of nutrients removed from the field be replaced at a minimum by nutrient applications with high nutrient use efficiency.

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Updates & Reports

2016

Article on Informações Agronômicas and online tool


Publications

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A Look at the Nutrient Budget for Brazilian Agriculture Eros Francisco, José Francisco da Cunha, Luís Prochnow, and Valter Casarin
Better Crops With Plant Food
2015-2, page #4

Project Leader

Eros Francisco, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)


Project Cooperators

None


IPNI Staff

E. Francisco


Location

Americas \ South America \ BRA


Topics

nutrient management, nutrient removal

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