19th Symposium of the International Scientific Centre of Fertilisers (CIEC)
Time and place
07 November 2011 - 11 November 2011
México city, México
Fertilisation is a vital prerequisite for maintaining crop productivity. An insufficient nutrient supply will not only diminish crop yield, but also the efficacy of any other resource input. An excessive application of fertilisers has to be seen critical too, as it might interfere with crop quality and affect the environment. A possible solution is a balanced fertilisation where the off-take of nutrients by harvest products is replaced by fertiliser input. Yet, fertiliser management has to be seen in the context of other yield limiting constraints, such as drought, salinity, or phosphorus limitation. The aim of the 19th International Symposium of CIEC is to present cutting edge research on the role of fertilisation to contribute to food security in different agricultural environments.