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FFTC-APAARI International Training Course on Smart Use of Fertilizers to Improve Crop Production and Soil Conservation

 
 

Background and Rationale

In 2011, the Asia and Pacific (ASPAC) Region as a whole applied almost 165 kilograms of mineral fertilizers per hectare of agricultural land per year. This figure is more than twice as much as FAO’s Europe and Central Asia’s region and well above the world average of 120 kilograms (FAOSTAT). New forms of agricultural management such as “Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production” is seeking to minimize the amount of chemical inputs entering the soil. With the ongoing development of agriculture, the rate of fertilizer application is still growing. Inadequate and/or inefficient fertilization is often a constraint to achieving satisfactory crop yields and is a major contributor to soil degradation. With the rising awareness of food safety and sustainable agriculture, it becomes critical for farmers to be educated on the smart way of using fertilizers: fertilizing using the right timing, appropriate amount, and suitable methods. Judicious use of fertilizers is crucial in order to grow enough food to ensure food security. This training course aims to introduce and teach the extension specialists from countries in the ASPAC region the concept, theory, and application of using fertilizers the smart way.

Training course

1. Smart use of fertilizers for increased crop production, environmental sustainability, and soil conservation

2. Application of modern technology in fertilization

3. Effects of smart use of fertilizers on food crops, fruits, and vegetables

4. Laboratory practice on soil/plant sampling/analysis

5. On site field studies.

Objectives

1. To exchange experiences on smart fertilization technologies among countries.

2. To transfer smart fertilization technologies and information to extension specialists.

Training Program

May 10 (Sun): Arrival of overseas participants

May 11 (Mon): Opening session, Keynote presentations

May 12 (Tue): Oral presentations

May 13 (Wed): Lab practice, Field study

May 14 (Thu): Oral presentations

May 15 (Fri): Field study

 

May 16 (Sat): Departure of overseas participants

Major findings/recommendations:

  • Know the right time, the right place, the right crops, the right kinds, and the right amounts of fertilizers to be used;
  • Rely on soil tests to evaluate fertility needs and control production costs;
  • Do not over fertilize. As a general rule, the smart way of fertilization is to avoid unnecessary use of fertilizers;
  • Know your farms’ soil problems. Soil improvement and correct fertilization can help enhance soil fertility and help increase crop production and crop quality;
  • Learn to read and follow directions on how to use and apply various types of fertilizers; they are chemical or organic, and liquid or solid;
  • Utilize the internet to learn newly established systems for agri-environmental resources management. This includes understanding soil information system, livestock manure information system, agricultural weather, disease and insect connection system, rural agricultural water information system and the environmental value information system;
  • Establish a control mechanism to supervise all agri-environmental related work. This could be done using the cooperative system; and
  • Strengthen capacity building to encourage farmers to use ICTs in fertilizer use.

 

 

 

 

program

MAY 11

MONDAY

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:40

Welcome Ceremony

Opening Remarks

Mr. Wen-deh CHEN   陳文德

Deputy Minister, Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, Taiwan  

Dr. Yu-tsai HUANG   黃有才

Director, Food & Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC)

Dr. Te-chen KAO   高德錚

Deputy Director, Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station (TDARES), Taiwan

Brief Video Presentations: FFTC, TDARES

Introduction of Participants

Photo Session

09:40-10:00

Coffee Break

Keynote Session 1

10:00-11:30

(1.5h)

Smart Use of Fertilizers for Increased Crop Production, Environmental Sustainability, and Soil Conservation

Dr. Jen-hshuan CHEN   陳仁炫    pdf(1.10MB)

Professor& Chair, Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

11:30-12:30

(1h)

Application of Modern Technology in Fertilization

-Reduction of Phosphorus Application by Using Biological Functions-

Dr. Ryo OHTOMO      pdf(1.75MB)

Senior Researcher, NARO Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center (NARO/HARC), Japan

12:30-14:00

Lunch

Keynote Session 2

14:00-15:00

(1h)

Promotion of Environmentally-friendly Agriculture in Korea

Dr. Chang-gil KIM      pdf(2.02MB)

Director, Research Planning and Coordination, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI), Korea

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-17:00

(1.5h)

The Experience of Promoting Smart Fertilization Technologies in Taiwan

Dr. Shyh-shyan WANG   王仕賢      pdf(4.17MB)

Director, Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station (Tainan-DARES), Taiwan

18:00-

Welcome Dinner

 

MAY 12

TUESDAY

Topic I: Effects of smart use of fertilizers on food crop production

08:30-09:30

(1h)

Rice

Dr. Chih-sheng SHEU   許志聖      pdf(1.71MB)

Researcher of Crop Improvement Division, TDARES, Taiwan

09:30-10:30

(1h)

Peanut

Dr. Ai-hua YANG   楊藹華      pdf(2.05MB)

Researcher and Section Chief of Crop Improvement Division, Tainan-DARES, Taiwan

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

Topic II: Effects of smart use of fertilizers on fruit production

11:00-12:00

(1h)

Grape

Mr. Wen-pin YEH   葉文彬      pdf(2.36MB)

Researcher of Crop Improvement Section, TDARES, Taiwan

Mr. Lin-ren CHANG   張林仁 

Assistant Researcher of Crop Improvement Section, TDARES, Taiwan

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

(1h)

Papaya

Dr. Ren-huang WANG   王仁晃      pdf(3.28MB)

Researcher of Crop Improvement Section, Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Taiwan

Topic III: Effects of smart use of fertilizers on vegetable production

14:30-15:30

(1h)

Cabbage

Mr. Cheng-hung HSIAO   蕭政弘      pdf(2.47MB)

Researcher and Section Chief of Crop Improvement Section, TDARES, Taiwan

Ms. Wei-ling CHEN   陳葦玲

Assistant Researcher of Crop Improvement Section, TDARES, Taiwan

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-17:00

(1h)

Tomato

Dr. Jui-chang HUANG   黃瑞彰      pdf(3.18MB)

Researcher of Crop Environment Division, Tainan-DARES, Taiwan

 

MAY 13

WEDNESDAY

08:30-12:30

(4h)

Lab Practice

u  Sampling method for plant analysis

n   Rice sampling

n   Grape sampling

u  Sampling method for soil analysis

 

u  Analytical techniques

n   Extraction

n   Nitrogen-microdiffusion methods

n   Phosphorus-colorimetric

n   Soil texture

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-17:30

(4h)

Field Study

Mr. YANG, Kuo-pin’s Grape Orchard, Xihu Township, Changhua County

Mr. HSIEH, Hsin-ko’s Pitaya Orchard, Erlin Township, Changhua County

MAY 14

THURSDAY

Topic IV: Strategies in the Management of Soils

08:30-10:00

(1.5h)

The use of ICT technologies on soil conservation in Taiwan

Mr. Horng-yuh GUO   郭鴻裕      pdf(12.59MB)

Researcher and Division Director, Agricultural Chemistry Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Taiwan

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-12:00

(1.5h)

Effects of Bio-fertilizers on Crop Improvement

Dr. Yi-fong TSAI   蔡宜峯      pdf(1.51MB)

Researcher and Branch Director, Puli Branch Station, TDARES, Taiwan

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

(1.5h)

Effects of Liquid-fertilizers on Rice Production

Dr. Te-chen KAO   高德錚      pdf(4.42MB)

Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, TDARES, Taiwan

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-17:00

(1.5h)

Effects of Green Manure on Soil Conservation in Taiwan

Ms. Lee-ying CHENG   鄭梨櫻      pdf(984.93KB)

Researcher of Seed and Seedling Management Section, Seed Improvement and Propagation Station, Taiwan

17:00-17:30

Closing Ceremony

18:30-

Appreciation Dinner

papers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KEYNOTE PAPERS

Smart Use of Fertilizers for Increased Crop Production, Environmental Sustainability, and Soil Conservation    pdf(711.81KB)     
Dr. Jen-hshuan CHEN   陳仁炫

Application of Modern Technology in Fertilization
-Reduction of Phosphorus Application by Using Biological Functions-    pdf(421.00KB) (Text)    pdf(911.41KB) (Figures)

Dr. Ryo OHTOMO

Promotion of Environmentally-friendly Agriculture in Korea    pdf(1.41MB)      
Dr. Chang-gil KIM

The Experience of Promoting Smart Fertilization Technologies in Taiwan    pdf(873.30KB)      
Dr. Shyh-shyan WANG   王仕賢

LECTURES

Rice    pdf(497.02KB)      
Dr. Chih-sheng SHEU   許志聖

Peanut    pdf(501.42KB)      
Dr. Ai-hua YANG   楊藹華

Grape    pdf(440.22KB)     
Mr. Wen-pin YEH   葉文彬
Mr. Lin-ren CHANG   張林仁

Papaya    pdf(413.56KB)      
Dr. Ren-huang WANG   王仁晃

Cabbage    pdf(421.79KB)
Mr. Cheng-hung HSIAO   蕭政弘
Ms. Wei-ling CHEN   陳葦玲

Tomato    pdf(412.29KB)
Dr. Jui-chang HUANG   黃瑞彰

The use of ICT technologies on soil conservation in Taiwan    pdf(689.58KB)
Mr. Horng-yuh GUO   郭鴻裕

Effects of Bio-fertilizers on Crop Improvement    pdf(542.84KB)
Dr. Yi-fong TSAI   蔡宜峯

Effects of Liquid-fertilizers on Rice Production    pdf(464.61KB)
Dr. Te-chen KAO   高德錚

Effects of Green Manure on Soil Conservation in Taiwan    pdf(392.00KB)
Ms. Lee-ying CHENG   鄭梨櫻

Essay

Mr. Baktear HOSSAIN   (Bangladesh)    pdf(389.99KB)

Ms. Tshering Pem   (Bhutan)    pdf(703.27KB)

Mr. Poch KEP   (Cambodia)    pdf(429.53KB)

Mr. Chansython HOU   (Cambodia)    pdf(470.51KB)

Mr. Joseph Vatucicila SMITH   (Fiji)    pdf(428.67KB)

Dr. Vishaw Bandhu PATEL   (India)    pdf(494.95KB)

Dr. Vikram SINGH   (India)    pdf(481.36KB)

Dr. Sri ROCHAYATI   (Indonesia)    pdf(385.80KB)

Ms. Gagad Restu Pratiwi   (Indonesia)    pdf(382.27KB)

Mr. Eko Heri PURWANTO   (Indonesia)    pdf(393.36KB)

Dr. Jin-Hee RYU   (Korea)    pdf(468.40KB)

Mr. Myung-Suk KONG   (Korea)    pdf(1022.05KB)

Ms. Dayang Safinah NAYAN   (Malaysia)    pdf(549.21KB)

Mr. Mohamad Najib Bin MOHD YUSOF   (Malaysia)    pdf(384.21KB)

Ms. Hartinee Binti ABBAS   (Malaysia)    pdf(383.51KB)

Dr. Saw Myint Thu   (Myanmar)    pdf(395.65KB)

Mr. Bandhu Raj BARAL   (Nepal)    pdf(650.59KB)

Mr. Liqat ALI   (Pakistan)    pdf(344.61KB)

Mr. Obert LOU   (Papua New Guinea)    pdf(384.57KB)

Ms. Maritess Amoy ALIMURUNG   (Philippines)    pdf(388.73KB)

Ms. Jennifer L. FERRER   (Philippines)    pdf(387.72KB)

Ms. Kristine Samoy- PASCUAL   (Philippines)    pdf(466.39KB)

Dr. Chien-hui SYU   許健輝   (Taiwan)    pdf(1.31MB)

Mr. Chi-chieh HU   胡志傑   (Taiwan)    pdf(530.20KB)

Mr.Chia-chen PAN   潘佳辰   (Taiwan)    pdf(853.86KB)

Dr. Wimolnan KANKET   (Thailand)    pdf(494.42KB)

Ms. Paveena KONYONG   (Thailand)    pdf(781.69KB)

Dr. Phatchayaphon MEUNCHANG   (Thailand)    pdf(377.42KB)

Ms. Dalesa ONIEL   (Vanuatu)    pdf(1.19MB)

Dr. NGUYEN Thi Tuyet   (Vietnam)    pdf(574.78KB)

Ms. BUI Thi Phuong Loan   (Vietnam)    pdf(901.73KB)

Mr. NGUYEN Minh Hung   (Vietnam)    pdf(523.03KB)

proceedings

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Proceedings  pdf(22.66MB)

 


Lab Practice

Method of soil analysis Part 2_Phosphorus       pdf(200.57KB)

Microdiffusion method       pdf(180.74KB)

Plant digestion       pdf(28.13KB)

Soil texture       pdf(180.00KB)

Recommended reference_IRRI publications

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Increasing productivity of intensive rice system through site-sdecific nutrient management       pdf(5.10MB)

Nutrient management in rainfed lowland rice in the Lao PDR       pdf(3.94MB)

Patterns of adoption of improved rice varieties and farm-level impacts in stress-prone rainfed areas in South Asia       pdf(5.25MB)

Rice research and development in the flood-prone ecosystem       pdf(6.74MB)

 

 

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