Fertilizer Consumption in Turkey between 1960 and 2002

AYDIN ADILOGLU and SEVINÇ ADILOGLU
Trakya University Tekirdag Agricultural Faculty Soil Science Department 59030 - Tekirdag, Turkey

Abstract

ADILOGLU, AYDIN and SEVINÇ ADILOGLU, 2005. Fertilizer consumption in Turkey between 1960 and 2002. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 11: 317-321

Fertilizer consumption was investigated in Turkey between 1960 and 2002 in this research. According to the results, N, P2O5 and K2O consumption in this period was obtained from 9 678 to 1 199 130 tones; from 10 181 to 474 418 tones and from 679 to 73 567 tones, respectively. Composed fertilizer consumption increased recently years in Turkey. Fertilizer consumption lower than both the world average and europe average for per area. Consequently, fertilizer consumption should be increased in Turkey.

Key words: Fertilizer consumption, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, Turkey