Advanced nutrient management for combinable crops
Individuals interested in the latest thinking on the management of soil and fertiliser nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulphur (S) and magnesium (Mg) for cereals, oilseeds and pulses and circumstances where micronutrient fertiliser is needed.
Dates & locations
1 March 2017 Cambridge
£200 + VAT
A one day classroom-based course
12 BASIS points; 2 NRoSO points
Stuart Knight, Director of Crops & Agronomy, NIAB TAG
Classroom module 1 (half day) – Soil and crop nutrient supply and demand:
- how macro-nutrients exist in the soil;
- what determines soil nutrient availability to plants;
- best practice for soil nutrient testing and the interpretation of results;
- interactions between nutrients in the soil;
- adjusting fertiliser applications for soil nutrient supply;
- determining the potential contribution of organic manures, biosolids and other amendments to crop macro-nutrient requirement;
- estimating combinable crop fertiliser requirements for yield and quality.
Classroom module 2 (half day) – Efficient use of nutrients:
- micronutrient deficiencies and how to calculate fertiliser requirements;
- different forms of N, P, K, S and Mg fertilisers;
- factors affecting the uptake, use efficiency and losses of macro-nutrients;
- complying with legislation on organic manure, biosolids and fertiliser use;
- spatially-variable application of N or P and K.
Trainers are accredited by ARTIS
Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate