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Review of Decision Support Tools for Fertiliser Management: Current Status and Future Research Directions

Robert Farquharson, SP THAR, T Ramilan, D Chen

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society | Published : 2018

Abstract

Growing demand for food and fibre and emerging concerns over the environmental implications of agricultural intensification decisions concerning nitrogen fertiliser use remain important. In translating these macro‐level imperatives to micro‐level decisions farmers face many uncertainties when considering fertiliser use. Factors include climate variability and plant yield responses, soil conditions, crop type, fertiliser quality as well as market prices of inputs and products. Uncertainty in the use of fertilizer remains an important factor in farmer decision making as it is not only governed by bio‐physical considerations but also by socio‐economic dimensions. To minimize these uncertainties..

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