Field assessment of P and K plant testing for winter wheat

Summary

Sector:
Cereals & Oilseeds
Project code:
PR322
Date:
01 September 1998 - 31 December 2001
Funders:
AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
AHDB sector cost:
£37,967 from HGCA (project 1652)
Project leader:
B FREER Morley Research Centre, Morley St Botolph, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9DB

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About this project

Abstract

This project set out to assess the practicality of using the on-farm plant testing procedures for P & K status of wheat developed at Rothamsted. The procedure was found to be straightforward and gave a reasonable indication of nutrient status. Its use on-farm would be best utilised in conjunction with the standard soil testing method as an interim check on nutrient availability. There is an opportunity on many farms with indices above 2 for P and K to run down reserves if monitoring is done regularly using plant testing in conjunction with soil analysis.

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