Source: Down to Earth (25 Sep 2020)
Efficient use of fertilizer, adoption of zero-tillage and management of irrigation water can cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Case studies from Ethiopia and Rwanda show adaptable fertilizer rates may help tree-based smallholder farmers, thus providing them with options to cope with COVID-19-imposed fertilizer shortages.
Researchers in Ethiopia show that well-targeted fertilizer recommendations improve fertilizer usage and productivity of maize production.
New publications: Optimum nitrogen fertilizer rates for rice and wheat in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
The results of the study will allow farmers to get the best crop yields while saving money and reducing harmful nitrous oxide emissions.
At international conference, plant nutrition experts highlight the important role of sustainability.
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.
Researchers argue data from small satellites can help target agricultural interventions to locations where impact will be greatest.
Source: Online Khabar (24 Jul 2019)
Soil scientist David Guerena, who works for the Nepal Seed and Fertiliser Project run by CIMMYT, advocates for zinc-enriched fertilizers in Nepal.
The small hand-operated device, which ensures the even distribution of fertilizer, could support food production, nutrition, and even the incorporation of women to farming.
Briquetted urea and polymer-coated urea more efficient as maize fertilizers than regular urea, researchers in Nepal find.
A dialogue in New Delhi facilitated discussion on innovations for promoting balanced application of macro and micro nutrient fertilizers in Indian agriculture.
New study: India could cut nearly 18% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions through cost-saving farming practices
Study identifies hotspots for biggest impact, suggests government incentives for widespread adoption