RB209 Section 4 Arable crops

Information on how to determine the nutrient requirements of cereals, oilseeds, peas and beans, sugar beet and biomass crops.

The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs – both economic and environmental. Section 4 covers the following arable crops: cereals, oilseeds, sugar beet, peas and beans and biomass crops.

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How to manage costly nitrogen fertilisers

AHDB’s crop nutrient management specialist Dr Georgina Key explains how new guidance helps farmers adjust their use of costly nitrogen fertilisers and the likely effect this will have on yield.

High fertiliser costs: implications for milling wheat growers

New data for oats (not in the 2022 RB209 edition)

Nitrogen fertiliser adjustment calculator

How should farmers manage costly nitrogen fertilisers? (blog)

Fertiliser recommendations revised on back of price spike (news item)

How best to respond to costly fertiliser nitrogen for use in 2022 (research review)

Getting the most out of muck applied to cereals and oilseeds (blog)

Latest RB209 update ‘on track’

Featured articles

Better spring barley nutrition

Tailoring nitrogen rates to optimise yield from modern spring barley varieties and hit the quality required by end users can be tricky. A three-year research project offers fresh insights and will help reshape RB209 recommendations.

Crop Production Magazine investigates.

Better spring barley nutrition

Also: The science behind nitrogen inhibitors

Strategies for nutrient management success

Ahead of the imminent 2022 RB209 update, AHDB has invested in several projects on nutrient management to help guide the changes.

Crop Production Magazine investigates.

Strategies for nutrient management success

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