Research Theme 2

Optimize the process of applying fertilizers for selected crops

  • Improve fertilizer practices in staple crops of sub Saharan Africa.
  • Improve fertilizer practices to improve productivity in regions prone to suffer from climate change conditions.
  • Improve fertilizer practices in crops where significant varietal change occurred (e.g. GMO) and where new fertilizer methods (e.g. fertigation) penetrated.
  • Develop big-data applications to allow large scale and accurate fertilizer recommendations based on crops, yield potential, soils and climate.
  • Study the differences of various phosphate sources in different soils and crops (orthophosphates compared to polyphosphates or polymer coated phosphates).

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