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Global Fertilizer and Manure, Version 1: Phosphorus Fertilizer Application

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The Phosphorus Fertilizer Application data set of the Global Fertilizer and Manure, Version 1 Data Collection represents the amount of phosphorus fertilizer nutrients applied to croplands. The national-level phosphorus fertilizer application rates for crops are from the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) "Fertilizer Use by Crop 2002" statistics database that is available by request from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The number of crop-specific fertilizer application rates reported for each country ranged from 2 crops (Guinea) to over 50 crops (United States), and the years for which the data are reported range from 1994 to 2001. Spatially explicit fertilizer inputs of Nitrogen (N) were computed by fusing national-level statistics on fertilizer use with global maps of harvested area for 175 crops. The data were compiled by Potter et al. (2010) and are distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher SEDAC
Identifier C1000000040-SEDAC
Data First Published 2012-02-21
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2012-02-21
Category FERMANV1, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Potter, P., N. Ramankutty, E.M. Bennett, and S.D. Donner. 2012-02-21. Global Fertilizer and Manure, Version 1: Phosphorus Fertilizer Application. Version 1.00. Palisades, NY. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Creator Potter, P., N. Ramankutty, E.M. Bennett, and S.D. Donner
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Release Place Palisades, NY
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Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1994-01-01T00:00:00Z/2001-12-31T00:00:00Z

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