Effect of fertilizers on growth and productivity of saffron: a review
¹Lebanese University, Faculty of Agriculture Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, Plant production department, Beirut, Lebanon
²University of Forestry, Department of Agronomy, 10 Kliment Ohridski blvd,
BG1797 Sofia, Bulgaria
Saffron management involves a systematic approach to nutrient management. Controlling the amount, form, combinations and timing of nutrients delivered to plants is a pre-requisite for getting optimum yield and quality potential of saffron. Therefore, nutrient use efficiency and integrated nutrient management is a crucial tool for balanced fertilization and sustainable crop production. The impact and the need of organic and inorganic fertilization for saffron growth are discussed along with the possibilities of increasing qualitative and quantitative parameters by the integration of multiple fertilizers. The goal of this review is to give an overview of saffron nutrition management in order to maximize saffron growth and yield.