fertilizers

Features

Researchers study the design, delivery and use of digital decision-support tools for smallholder maize farmers in northern Nigeria.

In the media

Source: Phys.org (3 Sep 2021)

An international collaboration has discovered a biological nitrification inhibition trait that, when transferred to growing wheat varieties, can reduce the use of fertilizers and boost yields.

Press releases

Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.

Features

A new study identifies global emissions and mitigation hotspots ripe for more efficient nitrogen use in maize and wheat production.

Press releases

A new meta-study confirms that nitrous oxide emissions can be reduced by boosting nitrogen productivity, crop yield and use of “4Rs.”

Features

Digital platform provides information that will help increase crop productivity and improve soil health.

Features

CIMMYT market development specialist works to strengthen the seed and fertilizer market systems and value chains in Nepal.

News

New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.

Blogs

Don’t underestimate the crucial role nitrogen plays in cereal-based agroecosystems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Explainers

The most essential nutrient in global crop production is also one of the most challenging to work with.

Features

Researchers take stock of the fertilizer recommendation tools in available in Ethiopia in support of the country’s National Soils Strategy.

Blogs

Precision nutrient management helps women farmers in Nepal increase crop yields and household incomes.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

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.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

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.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Researchers in Ethiopia show that well-targeted fertilizer recommendations improve fertilizer usage and productivity of maize production.