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
- Plant nutrient supply determines competition between phytophagous insects.
- Energy efficiency and energy generation on farm - a guide
- Green manures
- Minimising nitrous oxide intensities of arable crop products (MIN-NO) (LK9128) - Annual Project Report, 2011 results
- Effects of cultivar, lifting time and nitrogen fertiliser level on quercetin content in onion (Allium cepa L.) at lifting
- 10. Do you need to check the sulphur status of your grassland?
- Genetic Reduction of Energy use and Emissions of Nitrogen through cereal production: GREEN grain
- Case Study No. 17: Climate change series; Focus on efficient nutrient use
- 100 Years of Fertilizers
- 1244: Soil Science
There are currently no subcategories in the Nutrition and fertilisers section.
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