Fertilizer use by crop in South Africa

Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service
Land and Water Development Division


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2005

 

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Fertilizer use by crop in South Africa
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Contents

Acknowledgements
Abstract
Preface
Abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Climate and agro-ecological zones

Rainfall
Aridity Zones
Soils
The agricultural regions

3. Crop production

Regional crop production

Cereals and oilseeds
Sugar cane
Horticultural and fruit crops

Irrigation

Field crops
Industrial crops
Horticultural and fruit crops

Producer organizations

4. Plant nutrient supply

Fertilizer production
Fertilizer imports and exports
The use and value of manures

5. Fertilizer use, economics and distribution

Trends in fertilizer consumption
Fertilizer use by crop
Fertilizer use recommendations
Price trends
Fertilizer distribution and logistics
Infrastructure
Credit

6. Concluding remarks

Bibliography
Annex 1 - Fertilizer recommendations for sugar cane
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