30 Sep 2018

Methodology of fertilizer recommendation based on yield response and agronomic efficiency for rice in China

Xu XP, He P*, Yang FQ, Ma JC, Pampolino MF, Johnston AM, Zhou W. Methodology of fertilizer recommendation based on yield response and agronomic efficiency for rice in China. Field Crops Research, 2017, 206: 33-42.


A science-based, reliable, and cost-effective fertilizer recommendation method is needed to solve problems of low nutrient use efficiency and yield brought about by inappropriate fertilization practices in rice (Oryza sativa L.). We collated results from 2218 on-farm experiments conducted between 2000 and 2013 in major rice-producing regions of China to establish scientific principles and develop a methodology that would support fertilizer recommendations for rice. The study analyzed the relationships among yield response, agronomic efficiency (AE), relative yield (the ratio of the yield without N or P or K to the yield of the full NPK), and soil indigenous nutrient supply. Results confirmed the effectiveness of this method in improving rice yields and profits. Compared with farmers’ practices (FP), NE significantly increased grain yield in early, middle, and late rice and increased gross profit in middle and late rice during the third year (2015)of field validation. In addition, with NE, there was greater improvement in the recovery efficiency of N(REN) in early, middle, and late rice and the AE of N and partial factor productivity of N (PFPN) in middle rice as compared with FP and soil testing (ST). Results of this study showed good agreement between simulated and observed AE of N application, indicating that NE is a promising nutrient decision support tool that can be used in China.

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