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As a flooded crop, rice presents unique fertility management problems. Fertilizer application benefits plant health and grain quality, however, misuse of fertilizers can damage crops, contaminate the environment, and waste money.
With increasing fertilizer prices, the need to focus on careful nutrient management is greater than ever. This guide walks you through the steps needed to analyze your situation so you can make more informed decisions about nutrient management for your crop.
Chapters cover the basics from soil types and how flooding affects soil fertility to a complete analysis of 7 nutrients along with salinity, pH and other toxicities. Also included is a chapter on nutrient management for organic rice.
This full-color manual is illustrated with 74 figures, illustrations, and photographs, and 23 tables. A measurement conversion table, a glossary, and extensive references round out this essential guide.