Fertilizer Utilization Efficiency in China, 2001-2015

Xiuquan Huang, Xi Wang, Shaodan Su, Yang Shen, Baoxin Chen, Tao Zhang

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This study employs the biennial-weight-modified Russell model to measure the efficiency of China's fertilizer utilization during 2001-2015 while investigating the temporal and spatial characteristics. The empirical results showed that fertilizer utilization efficiency (FUE) in the eastern region was the highest, followed by the central region during the sample period. FUE in China and its three regions had only slight fluctuations without an obvious trend. But FUE varied greatly in some provinces. The provinces having higher FUEs mainly included Shanghai and Hainan, whereas those with lower FUEs mainly included Anhui, Shanxi, and Hubei. Therefore, the governments should pay attention to both the improvement of FUE and the inter-regional balance for the coordinated development of agricultural regions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012028
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 7th International Conference on Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, ICSREE 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 5 May 20227 May 2022


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