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New Publication: Innovative Fertilizers and Application Technologies

Safeguarding human and planetary health demands a fertilizer sector transformation By Prem S. Bindraban, Christian O. Dimkpa, Jason C. White, Frank A. Franklin, Alida Melse-Boonstra, Nina Koele, Renu Pandey, Jonne Rodenburg, Kalimuthu Senthilkumar, Philip Demokritou, and Susanne Schmidt Summary Strategies for delivering sustainable food systems require significant reduction in yield gaps and food system inefficiencies. Mineral fertilizers will play a…

New Publication: Phosphorus Fertilization for Human Health

Exploring phosphorus fertilizers and fertilization strategies for improved human and environmental health By Prem S. Bindraban (IFDC), Christian O. Dimkpa (IFDC), and Renu Pandey (ICAR) Abstract: Mineral phosphorus (P) fertilizers support high crop yields and contribute to feeding the teeming global population. However, complex edaphic processes cause P to be immobilized in soil, hampering its timely and sufficient availability for…

IFDC Evaluates Portable Soil Testing Kits

Smallholder farmers, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, often lack access to soil testing laboratories to determine their soil’s fertility and the nutrients required to increase crop productivity. This causes farmers to apply fertilizer that may not meet their soil’s needs. One solution is the use of mobile soil testing kits that are inexpensive and easy to use.…

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