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Publications Catalog

Download the Catalog of educational materials from the International Plant Nutrition Institute. The catalog is complete with order forms and instructions on ordering from IPNI.

 

4R Plant Nutrition Manual: A Manual for Improving the Management of Plant Nutrition

The 4R Plant Nutrition Manual includes chapters on the scientific principles behind each of the four R's or "rights". It discusses adoption of 4R practices on the farm, approaches to nutrient management planning, and measurement of sustainability performance. Metric and U.S./Imperial units versions are available. 130 pages, 8.5 x 11 in. wire bound.

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4R CCA Nutrient Management Specialist Study Guide

The International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program developed the 4R NMS (4R Nutri­ent Management Specialist) Certification to meet the growing demand for qualified advisers with focused knowledge and skills in nutrient management. This study guide was developed by IPNI to support the first edition of the Performance Objectives for 4R Nutrient Management Specialist.

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4R Decision-Making Guides

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Better Crops With Plant Food

Few publications available today can claim the longevity of Better Crops with Plant Food (BC), the quarterly publication of IPNI. The magazine originated in 1923. It's not easy to describe this unique magazine. With an identity somewhere between an agronomic research journal and a marketing information series, BC provides a steady vehicle for reporting news from research related to nutrient management. While constantly evolving to serve its target audiences, the magazine also serves as a mirror of the agronomic research and education programs of the Institute.

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Better Crops South Asia

Following a similar style as our popular quarterly publication, Better Crops with Plant Food, this new publication (formerly Better Crops India) is the result of considerable effort by the IPNI South Asia Programme Staff: Dr. K. Majumdar and Dr. T. Satyanarayana. In these pages, you will learn of the many challenges and opportunities as well as the notable progress related to crop production, more balanced fertilization, and best/beneficial management practices related to nutrient use in South Asia.

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Crop Nutrient Deficiency Image Collection

Our collection of nutrient deficiency symptoms from research plots, farm fields, plantations, diagnostic labs, and our annual contest. The images are organized in groups including primary nutrients, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients. The image galleries and search results can be narrowed by crop-type. Text and diagrammatic descriptions of nutrient deficiency are also available as supporting information. Languages included in collection are: English, Español (Spanish), Français (French), Português (Portuguese), Русский (Russian), and 中國的 (Chinese-Mandarin)

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Crop Nutrient Deficiency Photo Library App for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

A comprehensive collection of crop nutrient deficiency photos. A range of nutrient deficiency examples are provided for 14 prominent crops. Text and diagrammatic descriptions are also provided. The app can be downloaded and viewed on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices.

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Crop Nutrient Removal Calculator (for all computer and mobile devices)

The calculator estimates crop nutrient removal of N, P, K, and S for a broad, and continually expanding, list of field crops. Results are calculated based on user-selected yield goals, and can be displayed in either metric or US/Imperial units. The calculator is uniquely multilingual—providing full access in six languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese (Mandarin).

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Essential Nutrients 5-piece Poster Set

Four new colorful 18 x 24-inch posters printed on glossy paper illustrating the foods we need to eat to provide our bodies with N,P, K and S are now available (can only be purchased as a set). In addition, receive the "Plants Need Proper Nutrition" poster when you order this set. These posters are a great addition to any classroom to spark discussions on healthy eating habits.

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For People and the Environment Series (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium)

Three colorful 8 1/2 x 11-inch, 8-page books explain the origins of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in an easy-to-understand format. Photographs, illustrations, and text demonstrate the role of N-P-K in our environment.

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Forage Crop Pocket Guide

A practical guide to forage production that anyone can read and understand. This booklet is packed with useful facts and reference lists related to plant characteristics, fertilizer and nutrients, stand establishment, animal requirements, grazing, and forage quality, including hay and silage. It was developed by the authors of the book, Southern Forages. 56 pages 3.5 x 6 in.

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Fun with the Plant Nutrient Team - Book 1

Book 1 for Grades K-1. These 16-page activity books introduce plant nutrients, as characters in a variety of activities such as dot-to-dot, word puzzles, coloring, mazes, matching pictures, and experiments.

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Grass and Legume Posters

The authors of Southern Forages have created two full-color posters: 1) Forage Legumes and 2) Forage Grasses. Each poster includes 30 photos with seed drawings and descriptions. Appropriate for classrooms, dealerships, seed stores, or on the farm. 24 x 30 in. Note: There is an increase in shipping costs if sent in a tube rather than folded. Please specify when ordering.

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International Soil Fertility Manual (English)

This manual contains the topics covered in the North American version, as well as additional information on tropical crops and soils. Rates, yields and other units of measure are presented in metrics. This 114-page, 10-chapter publication is GBC-bound. It is a practical and useful publication discussing the major, secondary and micronutrients, along with soil testing, plant analysis, diagnostic techniques and more.

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IPNI ACADEMY - It’s Elementary

Find all the games for the IPNI Academy online!

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It's All about the Food

It’s All about the Food is a teaching resource that contains exciting lessons for middle grade students (fifth through eighth grades); the emphases in each lesson are on problem solving and critical thinking. Lessons are referenced to the National Science Education Standards and contain background information, step-by-step procedures for the teachers, lists of materials, and “Procedure Checklist” and “Data and Conclusions” handouts for the students. The book is filled with lessons about the nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis, how plant nutrition affects the foods we eat, a board game, and problem-solving adventures.

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Managing Water and Fertilizer for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification

A reference guide to improve general understanding of the best management practices for the use of water and fertilizers throughout the world to enhance crop production, improve farm profitability and resource efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts related to crop production.

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Mathematics and Calculations for Agronomists and Soil Scientists (Metric) - English

The goal of this manual is to teach individuals, whether students or working professionals, how to propose, test, and implement innovative strategies that increase productivity while also protecting the environment. The ability to integrate mathematics and technological advances into decisions requires a basic understanding of the scientific method, and understanding of how to develop and test conceptual and mathematical models. This manual is loaded with sample questions and exercises. 200+ pages, 8/5 x 11 in. spiral bound.

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Nutri-Facts - Australia & New Zealand Edition

A series of fact sheets written by scientific staff of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) that is focused on essential plant nutrients and their use.

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Nutrient Source Specifics (English)

Nutrient Source Specifics are one-page fact sheets highlighting various fertilizers and nutrient sources. Written by IPNI scientific staff, these items are primarily for educational use by a non-technical audience. Consult with a local expert regarding specific recommendations on nutrient use.

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Plants Also Need Proper Nutrition (Poster)

Reprinted from the center pages of the booklet titled There's WHAT in My Food? This 18 x 24-inch poster can help educate and entertain your audience. Printed on glossy paper, the poster shows and tells examples of how important proper nutrition is for producing quality foods and crops. Place it on an exhibit, a wall, or a counter... children as well as adults will look and read.

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Stewardship Specifics

This series of bulletins provides condensed one page summaries of issues impacted by nutrient stewardship. Stewardship Specifics are written by IPNI staff and are intended to provide balanced reviews of current and emerging topics of discussion on crop production and environmental protection. Consumers, students, agronomists, farmers, and all who are interested in the 4R Nutrient Stewardship will find this series informative and easy to read.

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There's WHAT in My Food?

Modern consumers can choose from the most diverse and nutritious array of food products ever, and at affordable prices. There are standards and safeguards established and observed in the entire journey of food from the field to the table. However, there is also confusion and lack of understanding, with some questioning the safety and quality of various food items and production methods. There’s WHAT in My Food? is a 24-page, 8 1/2 x 11-inch publication which seeks to address some of the questions about modern crop nutrients and production practices.

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Understanding the Major Nutrients

These three booklets were created to develop an understanding and knowledge of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium and their vital role in our environment and crop production. The 24-page full color illustrated booklets can be used separately or together for a complete unit on the three major plant nutrients.

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