Prof Roger Sylvester Bradley, ADAS Head of Crop Performance
Nutrient management strategies have hitherto focused on building soil fertility and health, then trusting that national recommendations and nutrient products work.
With increasingly urgent economic and environmental pressures, and evidence of widespread nutrient deficiencies, analysing crop nutrients at harvest and benchmarking the results could be vital extra tools in recognising local peculiarities and maximising each crop’s output and efficiency.
In the increasingly uncertain but ever interconnected world of 2020, collecting and sharing field-specific data can support better nutritional decision-making. It can also build towards better fertiliser guidelines.