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Fertilizers, 5. Analysis, Transport, Application

  1. Vilmos Czikkely1,
  2. Titus Niedermaier retired3,
  3. Karl-Heinz Ullrich2,
  4. Hermann Mühlfeld retired4,
  5. Friedrich Kuhlmann5,
  6. Hugo Steinhauser retired6,
  7. Walter Brändlein1,
  8. Karl-Friedrich Kummer2

Published Online: 15 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.n10_n04

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Czikkely, V., Niedermaier, T., Ullrich, K.-H., Mühlfeld, H., Kuhlmann, F., Steinhauser, H., Brändlein, W. and Kummer, K.-F. 2009. Fertilizers, 5. Analysis, Transport, Application. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany

  2. 2

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Limburgerhof, Germany

  3. 3

    formerly BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany

  4. 4

    formerly Chemische Fabrik Kalk GmbH, Köln, Germany

  5. 5

    Institut für Betriebslehre der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft der Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Giessen, Germany

  6. 6

    formerly Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftslehre des Landbaues, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2009

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.Analysis
1.1.Sampling and Sample Preparation
1.2.Determination of Nitrogen
1.3.Determination of Phosphate
1.4.Determination of Potassium
1.5.Analysis of Calcium, Magnesium, and Trace Elements
2.Storage, Transportation, and Application
2.1.General Storage Requirements
2.2.Application
3.Economic Aspects
3.1.Economics of Fertilization
3.1.1.Input – Output Relationships: The Yield Function
3.1.2.Factors Controlling the Optimal Nitrogen Fertilization Level
3.1.3.Factors Influencing the Optimal Nitrogen Fertilization Level
3.1.4.Environmental Aspects of Fertilization
3.2.World Consumption, Production, and Trade
3.3.Future Outlook
3.3.1.Food Situation
3.3.2.Development of Fertilizer Consumption