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Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Maize – timing and form for better yield

Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Maize – timing and form for better yield

Maize is a C4 crop, with a metabolism evolved to optimise growth in hot arid conditions. Understanding how this metabolism works can give us an insight into getting higher yields from our fertiliser inputs.  What is a C4 crop? To photosynthesise plants need to extract...

Potato Quality- Calcium and how to use it better

Potato Quality- Calcium and how to use it better

Calcium & how to use it better Good calcium levels in potato tubers can reduce multiple quality problems including Internal Rust Spot (IRS), internal browning and hollow heart. Calcium also plays a role in reducing susceptibility to bruising and post-harvest...

Calciu și calitatea căpșunilor – De ce atât de neregulat?

Calciu și calitatea căpșunilor – De ce atât de neregulat?

alciul poate îmbunătăți fermitatea și calitatea, dar este puțin absorbit de fructele mature, moi. Majoritatea cultivatorilor știu că calciul este important pentru fructele moi, deoarece poate îmbunătăți rezistența peretelui celular, care are un...

Tipping the Balance – Nitrogen

Tipping the Balance – Nitrogen

New Fertilisers Listen Closely to What Potatoes are Telling Them Novel forms of fertiliser have often been dismissed as snake oil, but a new generation of products has been developed, informed by potatoes’ physiology. From a scientific point of view, fertiliser...

Understanding Nitrogen – Key to higher potato yields

Understanding Nitrogen – Key to higher potato yields

Nitrogen is the most used and least understood of all agricultural inputs. It is well known that typically only a third of applied N taken up by crops. However the effect form of N has on how and where crops grow is less well understood, and offers great potential to...

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