Spreading nitrogen © Gary-Naylor
Current best-practice strategies for phosphate fertiliser use in arable crops are based on feeding the soil to feed the crop, rather than the crop. As a result, the guidance in AHDB’s Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is clear; maintain soil P at index 2 for most crops, check soil levels every 3-5 years and be aware that certain soils may differ in behaviour. Going better than best practice should be the goal, believe researchers, who point out that farmers have built […]