Scientific posters

At the CFPN, we conduct research projects on various essential issues, carrying out field tests, efficacy screening and validation of various technologies and products. We have presented the key points from some of this research in these condensed and easy to digest posters.

Carbohydrates as a nitrogen use efficiency indicator in cassava

Carbohydrates as a nitrogen use efficiency indicator in cassavaWith the increasing cost of fertilizers and rising environmental concerns, the effectiveness of nutrient application needs to be studied thoroughly for every crop, condition, and farming practice. This poster by John O. Omondi on the CFPN Cassava research project was presented at the “World Cassava Conference”, 11-15th June, in Cotonou (Benin, Africa). It summarizes research to establish the response of cassava to Nitrogen, and to determine a physiological indicator to its effectivity on yields under fertigation.

Introducing the CFPN

This poster introduces the Center for Fertilization and Plant Nutrition (CFPN), a new research center for expanding fertilizer and plant nutrition knowledge. The Center was established in 2015 under a cooperation agreement between the Israeli Agricultural Research Organization (ARO; Volcani Center) and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL).

Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilization of almonds

Almond cultivation is a key horticultural product worldwide with promising prospects in the growing Israeli market. Yet intensive fertilization know-how is missing and current nutrient application lacks scientific foundations that would enable educated modifications of various varieties to new locations and climates. the poster highlights the effects of macro-nutrients (N, P, and K) on almond trees in a controlled experimental setup with a working hypothesis that improved nutrient application during the growing season (summer) would maximize carbohydrate recharge and secure almond vegetative and reproductive growth in spring.

Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium application contributed to the growth and yield of teff production

Teff [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] is an annual small grain, panicle bearing C4 cereal crop native to Ethiopia. Substantial research has been conducted under rainfed conditions in Ethiopia reporting that nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are key limiting nutrients in teff production, however the response of teff to N, P and potassium (K) fertilization under irrigation is not well studied. This study examines the effect of N, P and K nutrition on two teff genotypes’ growth and development under irrigation, and aims to determine the optimum level of N, P and K concentrations for production of two teff genotypes under field condition.

Pomegranate fertilization with potassium and phosphorus

Pomegranate has been grown as an orchard crop for thousands of years. In the last two decades, consumers have become increasingly aware of this fruit’s health properties; consequently, a rapid increase in demand has led to a sharp increase in intensive orchard area. Rapid expansion of this crop’s volume has created several fundamental knowledge gaps in its management, one of the most severe being its fertilization requirements. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the response (growth, yield and fruit quality) of pomegranate to different level of N, P and K.