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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
Register Interest
£120 + VAT
A half day classroom-based course
CPD points
6 BASIS points. 1 NRoSO point
Dr Marc Allison, Senior Researcher, NIAB CUF

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: PR16 Understanding potato crop growth stages runs in the morning (from 09:30 am) the same day.  Book both courses for a full day of training.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate