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Fertilizer Requirement for Boro Rice Production in Bangladesh

Boro rice is one of the major cereal food grains in Bangladesh which contributed more than 55% to the total rice production during 2008-09. Hybrid Boro rice yield depends on a considerable part on irrigation and fertilizer management practices. Fertilizer is the most important nutrient elements in soils and plays the most vital role in crop production in Bangladesh. Fertilizer application mainly depends on the soil types, growing season, irrigation applications and the cultivars used and agro-climatic conditions of the locations. Every year huge amounts of chemical fertilizer are imported from foreign countries and the import rate is significantly higher for non urea fertilizer.