Agronomy: AHDB in the UK released latest edition of Crop Nutrient Management Guide

Image result for potato nutrient imageAccording to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK, optimising crop yield and quality whilst managing finances and considering the environment is the scenario facing producers, and it emphasises the need for careful nutrient management and planning. Increasing understanding around fertiliser use and uptake by plants is a continuing area of work. As is the exploration of potential savings and looking at how to make best use of new technology and nutrient sources. AHDB’s latest edition of the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) provides guidelines for crop nutrient requirements and the nutrient content of organic materials. It is published as seven sections, namely: Principles of nutrient management and fertiliser use; Organic materials; Grass and forage crops; Arable crops; Potatoes;  Vegetables and bulbs; Fruit, vines and hops. The guide can be found on the web site of AHDB Potatoes, or you can find out more, including downloadable PDFs and video content, on the main AHDB website