Beet fertiliser use needs a reassessment

Abram, Mike
February 2008
Farmers Weekly;2/15/2008, p13
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the need for sugar beet growers to reassess their fertilizer strategy following a review of the nutrient requirements of the crop conducted by the British Beet Research Organisation. Analysis of over 160 nitrogen response trials found it was impossible to distinguish anything other than a 120kg/ha requirement on mineral soils. Organic soils would need a starter dose of 40kg/ha, while there would be no need for nitrogen on peats with over 20% organic matter.


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