The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) provides guidelines for crop nutrient requirements and the nutrient content of organic materials. It is published as seven sections:
Section 1 Principles of nutrient management and fertiliser use
Section 2 Organic materials
Section 3 Grass and forage crops
Section 4 Arable crops
Section 5 Potatoes
Section 6 Vegetables and bulbs
Section 7 Fruit, vines and hops
Why use the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)?
Profitable farming requires continued development and use of a wide range of skills. Good nutrient management is an important aspect of this and can contribute to business efficiency and reduce environmental impacts.
The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs ? both economic and environmental. It explains the value of nutrients, soil and why good nutrient management is about more than just the fertilisers you buy; it can save you money as well as help protect the environment.
In this section:
This section provides guidance for fruit, vines and hops.
For each crop, recommendations for nitrogen (N), phosphate (P2 O5 ), potash (K2 O), magnesium (MgO), and sulphur (as SO3 ) are given in kilograms per hectare (kg/ha). Recommendations are given for the rate and timing of fertiliser application. The recommendations are based on the nutrient requirements of the crop being grown, making allowance for the nutrients supplied by the soil.
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