Nutrient Requirements and Fertilization

  • Gururaj Hunsigi
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 21)


Sugarcane makes heavy demands on the replaceable soil nutrients and presages a loss in soil fertility due to monocropping, inadequate fertilization and non-recycling of the crop residue. Barnes (1974) showed that a 50 t crop removes, on average, 30–40 kg N, 22.7–27.2 kg P2O5 and 68 kg K2O. More recently, Zende (1990) has demonstrated the nutrient removal per ton of cane (Table 5.1).


Clay Sucrose Phosphorus Chlorophyll Urea 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gururaj Hunsigi
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  1. 1.Head of Department of AgronomyThe University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVKBangaloreIndia

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