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
- Green manures
- Case Study No. 18: Climate change series; Focus on sustainable dairying
- 1880: Herbal leys set to rejuvenate arable land
- Optimising the N rate and timing for semi-dwarf oilseed rape
- Effects of spray application of urea fertiliser at stem extension on winter wheat yield
- 72. Building Carbon in farm soils
- Automating N fertiliser management for winter cereals
- 124. Improving nitrogen use efficiency in crop production
- 1248: Plant Science
- Minimising Losses of Nitrogen from UK agriculture
There are currently no subcategories in the Nutrition and fertilisers section.
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