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Course details

Understanding and optimising potato nutrition
Designed for
Agronomists, potato business employees, supply chain employees, farm managers and farmers.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates and locations
2 March 2023, Cambridge
£130 + VAT
A half day classroom course
CPD points
6 BASIS; NRoSO tbc
Dr Marc Allison, Independent Consultant

Classroom module 1 (half day) –

  • Laws, regulations and supply chain protocols;
  • Sources of information, e.g. RB209, Technical Notes and AHDB Potatoes;
  • Soil variability, soil sampling and estimating the supply of nutrients from soil;
  • How to use manures and other organic amendments efficiently;
  • The nutrient requirement of the potato crop and the effect of variety;
  • Nutrients and potato crop quality, e.g. bruising, dry matter and skin-set;
  • Environmental aspects of nutrient management, e.g. carbon footprinting, leaching and run-off;
  • Practical exercises to make fertiliser recommendations.


PLEASE NOTE: PR14 Scheduling irrigation to optimise yield and quality in potatoes takes place in the morning (from 9.15 am) on the same day.  Book both courses for a full day of training.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate