DDD Conference

Dr. Adriano Altissimo

Enhancing Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE) by using Controlled Release Fertilizers (CRFs) in Citrus

Landlab, Italy

The use of controlled release fertilizers (CRFs) improves NUE and enables matching crop’s nutritional requirements resulting in environmental benefits.
During the years 2012-2022 a field trial was carried out, aiming to examine the benefits of CRFs in Citrus crops grown in the southwest part of the Negev.
Data on total yield, number of fruits, and fruit size distribution showed that CRFs result in crop performances equal to the control or better. Calculations confirm that CRFs improve NUE as compared to conventional practices.
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