Introduction

  • Josef Hagin
  • Billy Tucker
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 12)

Abstract

Much has been learned about the proper and judicious use of fertilizers. Fertilizer application by farmers has grown from an art to a science. As food producers have strived to increase crop yields by overcoming nutrient deficiencies the use of fertilizers has increased dramatically. This has created a large chemical industry capable of supplying the needed plant food elements. A more complete understanding of soil chemistry and plant nutrition has led to greater fertilizer use with improved fertilization methods and crop cultural practices. Improved fertilizer technology has led to the production of more efficient forms of fertilizer.

Keywords

Clay Phosphorus Magnesium Dust Boron 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Hagin
    • 1
  • Billy Tucker
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Agricultural EngineeringTechnion — Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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