- Basic Plant Nutrition:
The role of major, secondary and trace elements within plants.
The characteristics of plant nutrients within soil and their influence
on fertiliser application.
Potential loss factors.
Deficiencies and toxicity’s
- Aspects of Environmental Protection:
Principles of good fertiliser practice.
The pollution potential from organic manures explained.
Prevention of nutrient leaching
- An introduction to the RB209 (Fertiliser
Recommendations) 7th Edition:
A basic overview.
Where to find the information.
Factors to be taken into account.
Explanation of the appendices.
What are soil indices?
Minimising their pollution potential.
Significance of Dry Matter content Available
and unavailable nutrient
- Main Crop Groups:
Principles of fertilising:
- Combinable crops
- Sugar Beet
- Peas and Beans
- Fertiliser Manufacturing:
- Principles of Fertiliser Application:
Understanding application techniques
- Nutrient Calculations:
Converting nutrient requirements into
kgs of product per hectare.
- Fertiliser Recommendations:
A practical exercise designed to provide hands-on
experience of making fertiliser recommendations using the RB209 (7th