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Definition(s)

Relates to the manufacture and use of fertilizers, nutrients, soil amendments, growth and plant physiology regulators, plant resistance improvers, compost and soil improvers, propagative materials for growing plants, certain agricultural support products, plant nutrients, trace elements, nutritional chemicals, plant inoculants, etc. (Source: Faolex)

Substance added to soil for the purpose of promoting plant life, usually containing nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, e.g. manure, guano, rock phosphates. (Source: GEMET/BENNET)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
fertiliser
nutrient
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In other languages

French
engrais
Russian
удобрения
Spanish
abonos
Arabic
أسمدة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with fertilizer

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World Heritage Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly

Learning resources

Land and Agriculture
agricultural land, agriculture, climate technology, fertilizer, insecticide, trade

Multimedia

Video- Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey: Nutrient Runoff