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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
30th January 2018, East Riding of Yorkshire
£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: PR13 Improving potato yields and profitability by measuring and monitoring performance runs in the afternoon (from 01:30 pm) the same day.  Book both courses for a full day of training.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate