This multilingual glossary – in Chinese, English, French, German and Spanish – was first prepared by a group of experts brought together in the early 1980s by the Agriculture Committee of IFA.
Terms and expressions are included mainly on the basis of their importance in the field of fertilizer usage, with a few relating to soil science, fertilizer manufacture and analysis, application machinery and methods.
In each language section the terms are arranged in alphabetical order, with a brief definition and cross references, whenever possible, to the nearest equivalent in the other three languages. In some cases, however, no equivalent term exists, so that there is a different number of entries in the four sections. It should also be noted that the precise meaning of the nearest equivalent may differ to some extent between languages.
The list of product names is also translated into Deutsch, Español, Français, Nederlands, Portuguese, Русский (Russian) and 中文 (Chinese).
This multilingual glossary - in English, French, German and Spanish - is available in Cd-Rom (except Chinese)