Balanced Fertilization of Major Crops of Rainfed Area in Jordan

IPNI-2015-JOR-1

Justification Fertilizer use in rainfed area in Jordan is very limited and most farmers tend to apply some manure and diammonium phosphate fertilizers. Therefore, crops in this farming system are either underfertilized or their fertilization is unbalanced. Rainfall in Jordan is low and highly variable in time and place. In some cased where the rainfall is low and poorly distributed the response to fertilization is not obtained, which make some farmers to hesitate to apply fertilization. Read more


Year of initiation:2015
Year of completion:?

Interpretive Summary

2017

The objectives of this project were to: (1) determine the effect of balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops of the rain-fed area in Jordan; and (2) to increase awareness and transfer knowledge of the fertilizer best management practices. Several trials were conducted throughout Jordan in the southern (Karak governorate), central (Amman-Madaba governorate) and northern regions (Irbid governorate). These locations represent the different agroecological zones of Jordan.

2016

The objectives of this project were to: (a) determine the effect of balanced fertilization on the yield of major crops of the rain-fed area in Jordan and (b) to increase awareness and transfer the knowledge of the fertilizer best management practices. In this study, several trials were conducted in the southern part of Jordan (Karak governorate), in the central region (Amman-Madaba governorate) and in the northern region (Irbid governorate).


Updates & Reports

2015

Project Description


Project Leader

Mohammad Asaad, National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension
Munir Rusan, International Plant Nutrition Institute


Project Cooperators

None


IPNI Staff

Munir Rusan


Location

Asia \ Western Asia \ JOR


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