14 Sep 2015

Effectiveness of Phosphorus Fertilization

Concepts for Facilitating the Improvement of Crop Productivity and Nutrient Use Efficiency By Paul E. Fixen Towards a 4R-consistent fertiliser industry T.

Fertigation of vegetable crops under drip irrigation in the Middle East: 4R Nutrient Stewardship
Comparison of soil test methods for phosphorus and potassium in Southern Russia
30 Jan 2015

Comparison of soil test methods for phosphorus and potassium in Southern Russia

Presentation for 14th International Symposium for Soil and Plant Analysis.

08 Sep 2014

Effect of Potassium Chloride Application for Rice, Cotton and Potato in the Irrigated Zone of Kazakhstan

Over the past two decades a sharp deficit of all nutrients, especially K, has been observed in Kazakhstan. Field trial results indicated a strong positive response to KCl for potato and rice, and a modest response for cotton.

08 Sep 2014

Optimizing Maize and Soybean Nutrition in Southern Russia

Three years after the initiation of the IPNI Global Maize project in southern Russia, a local solution to an Ecological Intensification (EI) management system is proving to be successful model for demonstrating the potential for better yielding and high quality maize and soybean crops compared to th

4R Nutrient Stewardship
30 Apr 2014

First results of research project on the improvement of K fertilizer recommendations in intensive cropping systems in Russia

The continuous removal of potassium by crop and the incomplete return of the element with fertilisers lead to a slow but permanent decrease in the content of plant-available potassium in arable soils; its mobility in soil decreases, as well as the capacity of soil to restore the initial content of p

16 Apr 2014

4R Nutrient Stewardship

Dr. S. Ivanova

25 Mar 2014

Planning Winter Wheat Yields Based on the Environment and Nutrient Management

Results from field studies show that optimization of plant nutrition with N, P and K is an important factor in improving both yield and quality of winter wheat grown in Southern Russia. High yield goal-based NPK application resulted in grain yield increases of 87 to 93%. Two methods for calculating

10 Dec 2012

Potassium Nutrition for Small Grains Grown on Chestnut Soils

Stavropol Krai is one of the largest grain-growing regions in Russia. However, about 50% of its cereal grain output comes from areas that suffer from season-to-season fl uctuations in yield due to moisture defi cit. Soil and climatic conditions in these drier areas do allow for fairly high cereal

06 Aug 2012

Improvement of Diagnosis Accuracy of Phosphate Status for Ukrainian Soils

Through an analysis of the effect of soil properties on the accuracy of the Olsen P soil test, a refined method and interpretive scale for available soil P supply was developed for use in alkaline soils.

16 Jan 2012

Status of Grain Maize Production and Agronomic Efficiency of Mineral Fertilizer Use

The major region of grain maize cultivation in Russia is in the South. This article considers both mineral fertilizer use and maize productivity in the region. The agronomic efficiency of fertilizer applied to maize is summarized for two maize growing zones differing in annual rainfall. The profitab

Harvest in Tatarstan
15 Dec 2011

Development of agriculture in Russia and its impact on fertilizer use

After 1990 the fertilizer consumption declined from almost 11 million t of nutrients (1990) to current 1,9 million t. And in spite of the slight increase during the last 5 years it hardly reaches 15% of the level in 1990. There are many reasons responsible for that fall. First of all the share of


Regional Profile

Geographically, the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region includes all former Soviet Union republics. The total area of arable land and permanent crops in the region amounts to 204 million ha. Three countries have 87 % of arable land: Russia 60%, Ukraine 16%, and Kazakhstan 11%. Currently, the EECA Program consists of two large regions: Central Russia, and Southern and Eastern Russia. IPNI activity in this region will initially be concentrated in Russia and Ukraine, and in the near future the Program will expand to include Kazakhstan.

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Dr. Svetlana Ivanova
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Dr. Vladimir Nosov
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