Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Fertigation: a tool for efficient fertilizer

Author Kafkafi, U. & and Tarchitzky, J.
Year of publication 2011
This book on fertigation is intended for the fertilizer industry, scientists, extension workers and policy makers as a source of information on soil-water-fertilizer interactions during fertigation. The authors attempted to bring together various knowledge and information on plant physiology, plant nutrition and irrigation, which they synthesized into practical information in relation to fertigation of field and greenhouse operations. Through fertigation, the principles of the 4Rs (right source, at the right rate, right time and right place) are reaffirmed as the reader is given advice on the selection of appropriate fertilizer products for fertigation in growing various field and horticultural crops. The suitability of some fertilizers for fertigation is explained from the point of the plant’s physiological demand at various growth stages, the soil or growing media type, climatic conditions and irrigation water quality.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit
Arid lands
Forest Type
Planted forest
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility