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Course details

Title
Optimising nutrient management for combinable crops (Level: Able)
Code
NM04
Designed for
Farmers, agronomists and others within agriculture involved in the practical and legal management and use organic manures and artificial fertilisers to optimise yield and quality of combinable crops. Learners may also be interested in the Accomplished Level course "Advanced nutrient management for combinable crops" (NM01).
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates & locations
To be scheduled
Price
£225 + VAT
Duration
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points
To be applied for
Author
Andrew Watson, East Regional Agronomist, NIAB TAG
Content

Content: Classroom module 1 (half day) – Role, sources, sampling and environmental effects of macro and micronutrients

  • Sources of nutritional advice
  • Role, sources, sampling and carbon footprint of nitrogen
  • Role, sources, sampling and environmental effects of phosphate
  • Role, sources and sampling of potassium
  • Workshop session on P+K planning
  • Role, sources and sampling of magnesium
  • Role, sources and sampling of sulphur
  • Macro and micro-nutrient deficiency, diagnosis and treatment

Classroom module 2 (half day) – Nitrogen planning and NVZ legislation

  • Environmental effects of nitrogen
  • Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) regulations and their practical implications
  • Manure risk mapping and workshop
  • N farm and field manure limits and workshop
  • Manure storage regulations and their practical implications
  • NVZ N max
  • Alternative AHDB nitrogen planning system
  • N planning using the Fertiliser Manual (RB209) and workshop