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
- Soil sensors for nitrogen availability - AR0910
- Identification of critical soil phosphate (P) levels for cereal and oilseed rape crops on a range of soil types.
- Response of cereals to soil and fertilizer phosphorus
- 1244: Soil Science
- Re-mineralisation and enhancement techniques
- Breeding oilseed rape with a low requirement for nitrogen fertiliser
- Climate change: Focus on nutrient management
- Improved analysis of solid manures and slurries
- Impact of fresh root material and mature crop residues of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) on microbial communities associated with subsequent oilseed rape
- 105. Biological nitrification inhibition - getting crop plants to use soil N more effectively
There are currently no subcategories in the Nutrition and fertilisers section.
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