Nitrogen balance of crop production in Ukraine

TitleNitrogen balance of crop production in Ukraine
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMoklyachuk L, Furdychko O, Pinchuk V, Mokliachuk O, Draga M
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Date Published09/2019

Lands of Ukraine are intensively used. Usage of insufficient amounts of fertilizers leads to destruction of soil organic matter, causing complete loss of soil fertility. In 2015, the total nitrogen balance in Ukraine was negative. It is −152.3 Gg or −5.8 kg N/ha/yr. In different regions, these indicators varied from −34.6–24.7 kg N/ha/yr. NUE for crop production in Ukraine in 2015 was equal to 109.1%, in some regions this indicator varied from 75.7% to 198.6%. It was a result of insufficient amounts of fertilizers applied to agricultural land. To restore the fertility of soil, it is necessary to use organic fertilizers and biological nitrogen fixation.