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Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

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This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial analysis of fertilizer use optimization, respectively. Chapter 3 covers integrated soil fertility managemen...

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 52)

Optimizing fertilizer use within an integrated soil fertility management framework in Ethiopia.

This chapter describes the general agricultural context of Ethiopia, the characteristics of seven agroecological zones, the soil types, and the main cropping. It addresses fertilizer use optimization in Ethiopia and factors that affect profitability of fertilizer use. Computer-run and paper-based decision tools are introduced for optimizing fertilizer use giving choices expected to maximize profit to fertilizer use. Also, a tool for adjusting fertilizer rates according to practices such as manure use and according to soil test information is provided. A comparison is made of current fertilizer rate recommendations with the rates that are expected to maximize net returns per hectare due to fertilizer use, called in this chapter the economically optimal rates of nutrient application.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 9) Fertilizer use optimization: principles and approach. Author(s): Kaizzi, K. C. Mohammed Beshir Mohammed Nouri, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) Spatial analysis for optimization of fertilizer use. Author(s): Wortmann, C. S. Milner, M. Gebreyesus Brhane Tesfahunegn
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Nalivata, P. Kibunja, C. Mutegi, J. Tetteh, F. Tarfa, B. Dicko, M. K. Ouattara, K. Cyamweshi, R. A. Nouri, M. K. Bayu, W. Wortmann, C. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 40) Optimizing fertilizer use within an integrated soil fertility management framework in Burkina Faso. Author(s): Ouattara, K. Serme, I. Bandaogo, A. A. Ouedraogo, S. Sohoro, A. Gnankambary, Z. Youl, S. Yaka, P. Pare, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 67) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Ghana. Author(s): Tetteh, F. M. Quansah, G. W. Frempong, S. O. Nurudeen, A. R. Atakora, W. K. Opoku, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 82) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Kenya. Author(s): Kibunja, C. N. Ndungu-Magiroi, K. W. Wamae, D. K. Mwangi, T. J. Nafuma, L. Koech, M. N. Ademba, J. Kitonyo, E. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 100) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Mali. Author(s): Dicko, M. Koné, M. Traoré, L. Diakité, C. H. Kamissoko, N. Sidibé, B. Kouyaté, Z. Sogodogo, D. Dioni, L. Konaré, H. Gakou, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 113) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Malawi. Author(s): Nalivata, P. C. Munthali, M. W. Makumba, W. I. Mbewe, E. Manase, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Mozambique. Author(s): Maria, R. Americano, J. Matusso, J. Gundana, C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 136) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Niger. Author(s): Nouri, M. Garba, M. Wortmann, C. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 148) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Nigeria. Author(s): Dawi, T. B. Yoila, A. I. Kayode, D. C. Lucky, A. U. Shero, I. A. Alhaji, Y. A. Abdu, N. Tawa, A. T. Raymond, B. P. Marinus, U. E. Haratu, D. Ogbodo, U. O.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 164) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Rwanda. Author(s): Cyamweshi, A. R. Kayumba, J. Nabahungu, N. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 176) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Tanzania. Author(s): Senkoro, C. J. Ley, G. J. Marandu, A. E. Wortmann, C. Mzimbiri, M. Msaky, J. Umbwe, R. Lyimo, S. D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 193) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility in Uganda. Author(s): Kayuki, K. C. Angella, N. Musisi, K. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 210) Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Zambia. Author(s): Gondwe, B. Nkonde, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 220) Enabling fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Rware, H. Kaizzi, K. C. Senkoro, C. J. Bayu, W. Oduor, G. Watiti, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, P.O. Box 2003, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786392046
  • Record Number
  • 20173151785