Fertilizer absorbed by brazilian sugar cane as a percentage of total used

Value 30 %
Organism Brazilian sugar cane
Reference Galloway JN et al, Transformation of the nitrogen cycle: recent trends, questions, and potential solutions. Science. Science. 2008 May 16 320(5878):889-92. p. 891 right column, 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18487183
Primary Source Trivelin, Paulo Cesar Ocheuze et al. Nitrogen losses of applied urea in the soil-plant system during two sugar cane cycles. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 2002, vol.37, n.2, pp. 193-201.
Comments As with many intensive agricultural systems, N fertilizer use efficiency in Brazilian sugar cane is low: Only ~30% ends up in plant tissues (Primary source).
Entered by Ben Marks
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