Nutrition and fertilisers
Fertilisers are plant nutrient substances given to improve plant growth rates and to boost the yields of crops. However, feeding plants is not always necessary. Soils vary in their nutrient levels. Sandy soils and chalky soils, for example, tend to be lower in nutrients than clay or loam soils. Soils also vary in the availability of nutrients. Soils that are dry, waterlogged, very acid or very alkaline may not allow plants to access existing nutrients. Correcting these factors (where possible) may be more effective than giving fertiliser, and in fact may be necessary for fertilisers to be effective.
A sample of Items held in the Nutrition and fertilisers category
- Farmer's risk in decision making: the case of nitrogen application rates
- Re-mineralisation and enhancement techniques
- Effects of organic and conventional fertiliser treatments on host selection by the aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae.
- Nitrates Action Programme: Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Diffuse Nitrogen Pollution
- Variations in the bread making quality and rheological properties of wheat in relation to sulphur nutrition under field conditions.
- The importance of soils for ensuring food security
- Calculating field-specific Crop N Requirement
- 10. Do you need to check the sulphur status of your grassland?
- Effects of spray application of urea fertiliser at stem extension on winter wheat: N recovery and nitrate leaching
- Effects of spray application of urea fertiliser at stem extension on winter wheat yield
There are currently no subcategories in the Nutrition and fertilisers section.
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