publications

Publications

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.

How to Order
Kindle StoreApple iBooks Store

4R Plant Nutrition Manual: Supplemental Modules and Case Studies

Module and Case Study examples describe specific practices related to principles explained in the text of the 4R Plant Nutrition Manual, or provide background information supporting the principles.

Read Now

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.

Visit Store

4R Decision-Making Guides

Read Now

Agriculture and Culture of Costa Rica

A unique collaboration among representatives from IPNI, FAR, the University of Georgia, and other cooperators worked together in an effort to improve understanding of the interactions among agriculture, culture, and environment in Costa Rica. This 24-page, full color booklet is filled with information on history, type of soils, climate, crops, plant nutrition, geography, wildlife, and culture.

Read NowVisit Store

Best Management Practices for Turf and Lawn Fertilization

Lawns and other turf areas provide many benefits to humans. There are several factors and practices that go into the establishment and maintenance of a quality lawn, including appropriate and adequate nutrition through application of BMPs and the principles of the 4Rs - right source, at the right rate, right time, and right place.

Visit Store

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.

Read Now

Catalog of Publications

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

Read Now

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)

Read NowVisit Store

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).

Read Now

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.

Visit Store

Fertilizing for Irrigated Corn: Guide to Best Management Practices

This manual was designed and authored by industy, university and government soil fertility experts from across the central and southern U.S. plains to address fundamental irrigated corn fertility questions and issues particular to this region. 44 Pages, 8.5 x 11 in.

Visit Store

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.

Visit Store

Frontiers in Potassium Nutrition

This 174-page, 20-chapter publication includes papers from a 1996 symposium sponsored by PPI-PPIC and the American Society of Agronomy. The first section covers basic perspectives focusing on how potassium movement across plant cell membranes and within the plant is both facilitated and regulated and also how potassium status interacts with basic aspects of cell function. The second section focuses on developing a new and fuller understanding of how potassium nutrition and cultural management interact with crop plant performance and quality factors.

Read Now

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.

Read NowVisit Store

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.

Visit Store

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.

Visit Store

IPNI ACADEMY - It’s Elementary

Find all the games for the IPNI Academy online!

Read Now

IPNI Insights

IPNI Insights is a regional newsletter published by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI).

Read Now

Issue Review Series

This series includes in-depth, critical reviews by IPNI Scientists on current issues related to plant nutrient science.

Read Now

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.

Read NowVisit Store

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.

Read NowVisit Store

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.

Read NowVisit Store

Mathematics and Calculations for Agronomists and Soil Scientists (U.S./Imperial) - English

A Guide to Converting Biologically-Based Data into Economically and Scientifically-Based Practical Solutions The overall 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.

Read NowVisit Store

Nitrogen Notes

A basic understanding of the reactions of nitrogen in soils provides a solid foundation for making wise nutrient stewardship decisions. This series of fact sheets, written by IPNI staff, covers the major nitrogen fertilizer transformations that occur in crop production.

Read Now

Nutri-Facts - North American 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.

Read Now

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.

Read Now

Plant Food Uptake Pocket Cards

Handy, pocket-size cards list nutrient needs of crops at various yield levels and the amounts removed in crop harvest. Indicate your choice by region. (North America)

How to Order

Plant Nutrition Diagnostics: Broccoli

As part of an expanding series, this book provides readers with a valuable diagnostic tool through its unique collection of photographs documenting nutrient deficiency symptoms in broccoli. Once the underlying deficiency is known, strategies can be developed that help avoid losses in crop yield or quality. This book begins by providing generalized information on plant nutrient deficiency, which is followed by hundreds of images with accompanying text descriptions documenting deficiency symptoms for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, boron, copper, iron, and zinc.


Kindle StoreApple iBooks Store

Plant Nutrition Today

Read Now

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.

Read NowVisit Store

Preparing for the International Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam is based on performance objectives which can be thought of as areas of expertise that a CCA should possess. This manual is an excellent study guide for use while preparing for the International CCA Exam. 157 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches.

Visit Store

Soil Fertility Manual (Bound with cover)

The Soil Fertility Manual was first published in 1978. Since then, agriculture has seen many changes, such as adoption of conservation tillage, biotechnology, precision farming, and others. But the basic principles of soil fertility and agronomy have not changed. The underlying concepts of efficient nutrient management remain the same. The purpose of this manual is to help fertilizer dealers, crop advisers, Extension workers, consultants, teachers, and agronomists give farmers sound agronomic advice. The manual provides the reader with a working knowledge of essential soil-plant relationships, principles of nutrient management and the use of aglime, and a discussion of the unique balance of agriculture and the environment. It provides answers to common questions, and studied carefully, will motivate the reader to further learning and understanding about the fundamentals of crop production. The manual is useful as a self-study guide and can provide the basis for short courses or soil fertility workshops. It acts as a supplement to university textbooks and is an excellent resource for those preparing for the International Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exams. 200 plus pages, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound.

Visit Store
Kindle Store

Soil Test Levels in North America: 2015 Summary Update

The 2015 Summary Update provides interpretive analysis of the results of the most recent survey of soil test levels for North America. This summary is a supplemental resource for the survey’s new web-based data access system found at http://soiltest.ipni.net. This website provides new opportunities to view, compare, and contrast soil fertility data over the four most recent surveys (2001, 2005, 2010 and 2015). The site also provides full access to a range of charts, maps, and tabular data sets.

Read NowVisit Store

Southern Forages: Modern Concepts for Forage Crop Management - 5th Edition (2015)

Southern Forages was first introduced in 1991 and has since gained wide recognition as a practical and reliable source of information on modern forage crop management. The Fifth Edition of Southern Forages, released in February, 2015, is an even more valuable book, with extensive chapter revisions, topic updates, and other improvements.

Visit StoreHow to Order

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.

Read Now

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.

Read NowVisit Store

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.

Read NowVisit Store

Wildlife Food Plot Pocket Guide

A practical guide to forage production that provides a focus on information of interest to wildlife enthusiasts. The guide 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. 44 pages 3.5 x 6 in.

Visit Store