ARCHIVE: Fertiliser Manual (RB209)


The revision of the former Fertiliser Recommendations for Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (RB209) to create this Fertiliser Manual has been led by Rothamsted Research, North Wyke Research and Warwick-HRI, compiling information from many sources, and with guidance from a Steering Group comprising representatives of the main user organisations. Defra gratefully acknowledges the support and generous contributions of the following organisations for their work on the Steering Group.

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute for Northern Ireland (AFBINI)
Agriculture and Horticulture Research Forum – represented by HGCA
Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)
Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC)
British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC)
Country Land and Business Association (CLA)
Environment Agency (EA)
Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme (FACTS)
National Assembly for Wales Agriculture Department (NAWAD)
National Farmers Union (NFU)
North Wyke Research (NWRes)
Potash Development Association (PDA)
Rothamsted Research (RRes)
Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
Scottish Government

During the revision, a wide range of research information was considered from projects funded mainly by Defra, the Levy bodies, Water UK and the fertiliser industry. The key research organisations involved in the technical working groups with Rothamsted Research, North Wyke Research and Warwick-HRI were ADAS, the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC), East Malling Research, Ecopt and The Arable Group (TAG).

The contributions of the many organisations and individuals involved in the revision process is gratefully acknowledged. The Steering Group also gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the reviewers of the main sections; Peter Gregory, Bryan Davies, Philip White, Alan Brewer, George Fisher. Panel members advised on the sections relating to their expertise and practical experience but the panel did not see the final draft of the Fertiliser Manual before its release. Additionally, the following organisations made a significant contribution to one or more sections of this Fertiliser Manual:

Imperial College
Association for Organic Recycling

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