Assessment of Micronutrient Deficiencies for the Main Crops in Morocco

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Assessment of Micronutrient Deficiencies for the Main Crops in Morocco
Start Date: 2020
End Date: 2022

Description

Zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) and boron (B) are the most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies in Moroccan soils. Deficiencies of some micronutrients not only reduce crop productivity, but also adversely affect human health through inadequate concentrations in food, especially in the case of Zn and Fe. Fertilizer supplementation is the most widely practiced intervention to prevent and manage micronutrient deficiencies.

This research will investigate the extent of micronutrient deficiencies in Morocco through diagnosis and mapping of farm fields. Results will form the basis for educational materials for major crops.

Main Collaborators

INRA, ORMVA, ONCA

Other Collaborators

Target Crops

Annual and Perennial crops

Target Countries

Morocco

Global Objective

Identification the main crops susceptible to micronutrient deficiencies in Morocco.

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