New recommendations for potatoes in nutrient management guide


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16 February 2021
New recommendations for potatoes in nutrient management guide

The latest AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) has been updated with new recommendations for potatoes and is now available to download.

The guide provides best practice guidance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on application of fertilisers and organic materials to crops and grassland.

Updates include adding a list of companies that offer soil testing services. New potato varieties have been assigned to a nitrogen group. A new practical method of identifying the nitrogen group quickly and easily is described. 

The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is split into seven colour-coded sections, so users can pick the information relevant to them.

The sections are:

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1.    Principles of nutrient management and fertiliser use
2.    Organic materials
3.    Grass and forage crops
4.    Arable crops
5.    Potatoes
6.    Vegetables and bulbs
7.    Fruits, vines and hops

This revision of the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) was carried out by AHDB and NIAB CUF.

Click here to download.

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