Effect of Long-Term Chemical Fertilizer Application on Soil Chemical Properties: A Review

Wondimkun Dikr


Chemical fertilizers like urea (N) and ammonium (NH+4) are very important for the crop’s growth and productivity. But long-term fertilizer experiments play an important role in understanding the complex interactions involving soils, plants, climate and management practices and their effects on crop productivity. It is well recognized that long term fertilizer experiments are repositories of valuable information regarding the sustainability of intensive agriculture. The LTFE serves as an important tool to understand the changes in soil properties due to intensive cropping and continuous fertilization. Continues and long-term use of chemical fertilizers and manures in soil alters the physico-chemical and biological properties of the soil. So, on this review we advised the farmers and other stack holders to use organic fertilizer and integrated soil fertility management rather continues chemical fertilizers.

Keywords: Chemical fertilizers, long term fertilizer experiment, Intensive agriculture and Soil properties

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/13-5-02

Publication date: April 30th 2023

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