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
- Improved Efficiency of Nutrient and Water Use for High Quality Field Vegetable Production Using Fertigation
- Effect of nitrogen fertilizer on the growth and survival of Rhopalosiphum padi (L.) and Sitobion avenae (F.) (Homoptera: Aphididae) on different wheat cultivars.
- Improved efficiency of nutrient and water use for high quality vegetable production using fertigation
- Assessing the nutrient content of cereal straw
- Sulphur accumulation and re-distribution in wheat (Triticum aestivum): a study using stable sulphur isotope ratios as a tracer system
- On-Farm Composting
- Automating N fertiliser management for winter cereals
- Food waste within global food systems
- Effects of cultivar, lifting time and nitrogen fertiliser level on quercetin content in onion (Allium cepa L.) at lifting
- Effects of spray application of urea fertiliser at stem extension on winter wheat: N recovery and nitrate leaching
There are currently no subcategories in the Nutrition and fertilisers section.
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