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Challenging Plants: Fertilisers


Nutrients essential for plant growth are obtained naturally from soil or other growing media. However, supplies become depleted and fertilisers are needed to increase the availability of nutrients to plants. An understanding of chemical changes is used to making fertilisers, often designed to meet specific requirements such as particular nutrient deficiencies and methods of application (including rate of release).


This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, Reckitt Benckiser


An outline of application methods: field-applied, fertigation and foliar, together with a discussion or fast and slow release fertilisers. It may be linked to practical activities.


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