Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)

The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) provides guidelines for crop nutrient requirements and the nutrient content of organic materials. It is published as seven sections:

Section 1 Principles of nutrient management and fertiliser use
Section 2 Organic materials
Section 3 Grass and forage crops
Section 4 Arable crops
Section 5 Potatoes
Section 6 Vegetables and bulbs
Section 7 Fruit, vines and hops

Why use the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)?

Profitable farming requires continued development and use of a wide range of skills. Good nutrient management is an important aspect of this and can contribute to business efficiency and reduce environmental impacts.

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. It 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.

RB209: Nutrient Management App

RB209: Nutrient Management is a FREE app, which allows you to navigate all seven sections of the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209). It is available in the App Store for Apple devices and on google play for android devices.

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Further information

Beef & Lamb nutrition and forage
Cereals & Oilseeds nutrient management and cover crops
Dairy grassland management
Horticulture green manures and soils
Pork nutrient management
Potatoes nutrient management