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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2020, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (11): 2346-2352.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2020.11.028

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Current Status of Chemical Fertilizer Application in Banana Plantation, Environmental Risks and Integrated Nutrient Management Practices

ZHAO Fengliang1,ZOU Ganghua1,SHAN Ying1,DING Zheli2,WU Peicong1,3,ZHANG Peng1,4,ZHU Zhiqiang3,*()   

  1. 1. National Agricultural Experimental Station for Agricultural Environment / Environment and Plant Protection Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou, Hainan 571101, China
    2. Haikou Experimental Station, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou, Hainan 571101, China
    3. College of Tropical Crops, Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan 570228, China
    4. Heilongjiang August First Land Reclamation University, Daqing, Heilongjiang 163319, China
  • Received:2020-07-06 Revised:2020-07-19 Online:2020-11-25 Published:2020-12-23
  • Contact: ZHU Zhiqiang


Although fertilizer application has been important for increasing agricultural productivity, excessive application can negatively impact crop production and lead to environmental pollution. This review analyzed the current status of banana production and fertilization application in major banana-producing countries as well as problems associated with banana fertilization. This paper also summarized non-point source pollution caused by excessive fertilization in banana plantations, and proposed countermeasures to reduce environmental risks integrated nutrient management practices in banana plantations, including fertilization principles, soil acidity remediation, soil testing-based fertilization, and emerging fertilizers and technologies. The aim of the review is to provide useful references for scientific fertilization and non-point source pollution prevention and control in banana plantations.

Key words: banana, fertilizer application, chemical fertilizer, non-point pollution, integrated nutrient management practices

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