50 years of RB209, should levy payers care?

Episode 410,   Sep 22, 10:00 AM

The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps farmers make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against economic and environmental costs. 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.

This year, the RB209 is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first publication. In this episode, AHDB's John Bates discusses with Dr Amanda Bennett, AHDB's Senior Environment Manager, who is an expert in soil health and crop nutrition. Joining the conversation is Dr Ian Richards, a member of the Fertiliser Advisers Certification & Training Scheme (FACTS) Advisory Committee, and a contributor to the first edition. Together, they shed some light on the history of the RB209, why it is important and how it looks going forward. Also featured is James Price, a farmer from Oxfordshire, who uses the guide religiously.

Useful links
Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) | AHDB
A golden year for nutrient management | AHDB

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This episode was edited by Dami Oyinlola, Media Relations Manager.