Fertilizer Use by Crop in Pakistan
 

Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service
Land and Water Development Division

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004

   
 
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Fertilizer use by crop in Pakistan
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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABSTRACT

PREFACE

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2. AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES AND CROP PRODUCTION REGIONS

Agro-ecological zones

Zone I
Zone II
Zone IIIa
Zone IIIb
Zone IVa
Zone IVb
Zone V
Zone VI
Zone VII
Zone VIII
Zone IX
Zone X

Irrigation
Crop production regions

CHAPTER 3. THE FERTILIZER SECTOR

Fertilizer production and imports
Fertilizer deliveries and consumption
Fertilizer policy

CHAPTER 4. FERTILIZER RECOMMENDATIONS

General guidelines

Wheat
Rice (Paddy)
Cotton
Sugar cane
Fruit crops

CHAPTER 5. ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL SOURCES OF PLANT NUTRIENTS

Animal wastes and farm yard manure
Poultry manure
Crop residues
Filter cake and still effluent
Other solid and liquid based materials
Biological sources

CHAPTER 6. FERTILIZER USE BY CROP

Fertilizer use adoption at farm level
Fertilizer application rates by crop

CHAPTER 7. FERTILIZER PRICES AND PROFITABILITY OF FERTILIZER USE

Fertilizer prices
Profitability of fertilizer use

CHAPTER 8. FERTILIZER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER 9. CONSTRAINTS

REFERENCES

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