Project Details

Development of sustainable soil fertility management for sorghum and sweet sorghum through effective use of Biological Nitrification Inhibition

Duration: 01/May/2009 - 31/Oct/2014

Locations: Asia / India

Project contact: Dr Takeshi Watanabe (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Ministry of Agriculture- Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)- Government of Japan-Japan

The aim of the Project is 1) to obtain evidence of the existence of BNI function under field conditions, 2) to make quantitative evaluation of nitrogen dynamics in sorghum and sweet sorghum fields and clarify how and how much BNI affects the dynamics, and 3) to develop a new nitrogen fertilization guideline for sweet sorghum through adequate management of BNI.

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