Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)

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. The guide explains the value of nutrients, soil and why good nutrient management is about more than just the fertilisers you buy; it can save you money as well as help protect the environment. The Nutrient Management Guide is published as seven sections.


RB209 Publications

RB209: Nutrient Management App

All seven sections of the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) can now be downloaded as an app.

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UK Partnership for Crop Nutrition


AHDB updates the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) in partnership with a number of organisations. The partnership is organised as a Steering Group supported by three Technical Working Groups. 

Members of the Steering and Technical Working Groups fund research and/or knowledge exchange on crop nutrient management. The partnership coordinates the research and knowledge exchange it funds to generate independent, scientifically robust and practical data on crop nutrient management for the UK. All of the research used to update the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is published by AHDB. 

Meet George Lawrie

George is Chairman of the Steering Group and farms in Scotland. He grows spring barley for seed in partnership with his brother on their family farm in Kinross, Perthshire.
He has worked extensively with the NFUS, where he is treasurer, past chair of the Land Use and Environment Committee and also represents NFUS on AHDB’s Cereals & Oilseeds Board.

George also chairs Scottish Agronomy, a co-op based in East Scotland that provides trials and advice to members, who farm around 50,000 hectares of cereals and potatoes. He said: "Crop nutrition is one of the key elements to optimising production in the field.

"As a farmer, I use all the tools available to ensure that I manage resources efficiently, in terms of soil, applications and plant health.”

"And I'm not alone, over 68 per cent of farms have a nutrient management plan, a high proportion of them revisit these resources year after year to continue to manage crop nutrition. Therefore, it is important that we have the correct information to make these decisions.”            

 

Membership

Steering Group

Livestock TWG

Arable TWG

Horticulture TWG

Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)

DAERA

FACTS

Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF)

Defra

BBRO

PGRO

PNMG

Scottish Government

Welsh Government

Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC)

AFBI

AgriSearch
British Grassland Society (BGS)

British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB)

CAFRE

CF Fertilisers

Creedy Associates

CSF

DERFA

FACTS

Frontier

Meat Promotion Wales

Potash Development Association (PDA)

Quality Meat Scotland

Scottish Government

SRUC

 Teagasc

Welsh Government 
YARA

 

AICC

Agrii

BBRO

BSPB

British Sugar

CSF
Hutchinsons

CF Fertilisers UK

DARD

DEFRA

Frontier

Hutchinsons

K+S Kali UK

OMEX

Pepsico International

PGRO

PDA

Scottish Government

Secanim

SRUC

 Teagasc

Welsh Government

YARA

 

Agrii

Agrovista

Bord na Mona

British Hops

Bulrush

DARD

DEFRA

Everris

FAST llp

Fresh Gro

Hutchinsons

ICL Group

J&A Growers

Lucozade Ribena Suntory

New Forest Fruits

OMEX

PGRO

Plant Impact

SRUC

UK Vineyard Association

Welsh Government 
YARA