In many countries, nitrogen has become a critical topic for agriculturists. The potato has especially been a focus crop as it is a high nitrogen user. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient to maximize potato production, but the potential negative effects it can have in our environment has resulted in greater regulation of nitrogen use. Understanding the usage pattern of the potato crop can assist in managing nutrition to reduce nitrogen inputs and maximize yield and profits. It is common for many potato growers to provide excessive fertilizer to ensure a healthy canopy, however this can be damaging economically and environmentally. This presentation will focus on research work conducted in the United States and potato grower experiences in managing nitrogen use in potato production.
Session Category : 2019 Full Programme