IPI International Potash Institute
IPI International Potash Institute

IPI Events: e-ifc No. 16, June 2008

IPI Events

 March 2008

IPI-SWRI conducted a training course on fertigation in Nubaria research station, Egypt on 4 February 2008.
Participants of the IPI-BRRI-BFA at the field visit at BRRI. Photo by IPI.

IPI-BRRI-BFA International workshop on "Balanced Fertilization for Increasing and Sustaining Crop Productivity", 30 March-1 April 2008, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The workshop was jointly organized by IPI, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) and Bangladesh Fertilizer Association (BFA).

Presentations are available on the IPI web site and the "Special Issue 2008 (Vol. 4) of Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment" (available here).

 September 2008

IPI Satellite event at the Meeting of the Soil Science Society of China, 24-27 September 2008, Beijing, China.
IPI is organizing a satellite event at the meeting of the Soil Science Society of China, 24-27 September 2008. This will be an opportunity to report and discuss recent research findings obtained from various IPI projects in China. For more details see IPI web site.

 November 2008

17th International Symposium of CIEC, 24-27 November 2008, Cairo, Egypt.
The International Scientific Centre for Fertilizers (CIEC) is organizing a symposium titled "Plant nutrient management under stress conditions", hosted by the National Research Center (NRC), Egypt. For more details contact nrc-mic@link.net or oeabk@yahoo.com. Details are also on the IPI website.

 December 2008

Second International Symposium on Papaya, 9-12 December 2008, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
This symposium is being jointly organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India and other scientific organizations. The theme of the symposium is "Papaya for nutritional security". For further details, please contact the organizing secretary, Dr. N. Kumar, Professor (Horticulture), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641 003, India. Details are also on the IPI website.

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 July 2009

IPI-Corvinus University Budapest international symposium on "Nutrient management and nutrient demand of energy plants", 6-9 July 2009, Budapest, Hungary.
The symposium will be jointly organized by IPI and Corvinus University Budapest. Venue: Mercure Budapest, Hungary. Topics will include quality requirements of crops for biofuels, new and traditional crops for biofuel, energy and CO2 balance of crops grown for biofuels and optimal crop rotation and nutrient balance for bio fuel plants. The post-symposium tour will be to a biofuels plant and farmers growing energy crops. Registration fee will cover participation at all oral and poster presentations, welcome reception, lunch, morning and afternoon coffee break the during two symposium days, and symposium dinner. The post-symposium tour will be charged separately. For more details see IPI web site or contact IPI Coordinator Dr. T. Popp.

The value of nutrients in straw (adapted from "Cereal Straw - Nutrient Content" by the PDA, March 2008).
Calculation of the content of P and K in straw of winter and spring cereal crops show a significant amount of available nutrients
Crop Nutrient Factor Grain yield Available nutrients in straw
  mt/ha kg/ha kg/mt straw
Winter cereal P2O5 0.8 8 6.4(*) 1.2
  K2O 6.2 8 49.6 9.5
Spring cereal P2O5 1.0 6 6.0 1.5
  K2O 8.1 6 48.6 12.5
(*) 0.8 x 8 = 6.4