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Publications

Download the Catalog of educational materials from the International Plant Nutrition Institute. The catalog is complete with order forms and instructions on ordering from IPNI.

 

Site-Specific Management Guidelines

The objective of the Site-Specific Management Guidelines series is to provide a mechanism to assemble expert knowledge in a timely fashion on site-specific management in a form useful to farmers and their advisers. Each Guideline addresses a specific issue related to site-specific soil and crop management. Currently there are 45 titles in the series, which can be accessed from the list below.

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Soil Acidity Evaluation and Management

On soils where acidity limits crop yields, identification and correction of soil acidity constitutes an important part of best management practices to achieve sustainability. This booklet provides a concise review of key concepts related to soil acidity, its evaluation and control through various management options. 30 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 in., wire-o bound.

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Soil Fertility Kit: Management of Soil Fertility in Acid, Upland Soils

Deforestation, resulting soil erosion, and poor crop management are the major causes of land degradation. Soil is the farmer's basic resource, and thus, soil fertility is a key determinant in human development. This book presents the important concepts of soil fertility management in an easy-to-understand format. Full-color photographs, tables and charts are used throughout the book so that readers can quickly grasp the underlying principles of soil fertility.

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Soil Fertility Manual (Bound with cover)

The Soil Fertility Manual was first published in 1978. Since then, agriculture has seen many changes, such as adoption of conservation tillage, biotechnology, precision farming, and others. But the basic principles of soil fertility and agronomy have not changed. The underlying concepts of efficient nutrient management remain the same. The purpose of this manual is to help fertilizer dealers, crop advisers, Extension workers, consultants, teachers, and agronomists give farmers sound agronomic advice. The manual provides the reader with a working knowledge of essential soil-plant relationships, principles of nutrient management and the use of aglime, and a discussion of the unique balance of agriculture and the environment. It provides answers to common questions, and studied carefully, will motivate the reader to further learning and understanding about the fundamentals of crop production. The manual is useful as a self-study guide and can provide the basis for short courses or soil fertility workshops. It acts as a supplement to university textbooks and is an excellent resource for those preparing for the International Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exams. 200 plus pages, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound.

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Soil Test Levels in North America: 2015 Summary Update

The 2015 Summary Update provides interpretive analysis of the results of the most recent survey of soil test levels for North America. This summary is a supplemental resource for the survey’s new web-based data access system found at http://soiltest.ipni.net. This website provides new opportunities to view, compare, and contrast soil fertility data over the four most recent surveys (2001, 2005, 2010 and 2015). The site also provides full access to a range of charts, maps, and tabular data sets.

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Southeast Asia Newsletter

View the latest information on recent activities of the Southeast Asia Program.

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Southern Forages: Modern Concepts for Forage Crop Management - 5th Edition (2015)

Southern Forages was first introduced in 1991 and has since gained wide recognition as a practical and reliable source of information on modern forage crop management. The Fifth Edition of Southern Forages, released in February, 2015, is an even more valuable book, with extensive chapter revisions, topic updates, and other improvements.

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Specialty Coffee: Managing Quality

The more we searched for information on coffee quality, the more we realized that a superb cup of coffee depends on a complex of processes along the supply chain that allows little margin for error at any stage. Furthermore, as so often occurs when personal preferences and tastes are involved in defining quality, the process of producing magnificent coffees is as much an art as a science. Consequently, as we developed this book, we tried to combine hard science with art and put it into a business context: the result is a book with a wide range of styles. This book is neither a blueprint nor a recipe for specialty coffee production. Our intention is to provide information and ideas that stimulate and support creative thinking that can provide the basis for developing and adjusting the myriad processes and details of the specialty coffee supply chains that produce a multitude of coffees with distinctive traits from a diverse range of origins.

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Stewardship Specifics

This series of bulletins provides condensed one page summaries of issues impacted by nutrient stewardship. Stewardship Specifics are written by IPNI staff and are intended to provide balanced reviews of current and emerging topics of discussion on crop production and environmental protection. Consumers, students, agronomists, farmers, and all who are interested in the 4R Nutrient Stewardship will find this series informative and easy to read.

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Sugarcane Nutrition (English)

This field book is intended to provide a guide to identification of essential and functional plant nutrient disorders in sugarcane. It is directed toward the sugarcane farmer, research scientist, Extension specialist, student, and consultant. Printed on synthetic paper, this book is moisture and mildew resistant. It is spiral bound for use in the field.

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