The purpose of this publication is to answer some of the questions commonly asked about the use of fertilisers in young forest crops in Southern Britain, that is south of the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire, and to summarise the evidence on which recommended practice is based. The three main sources of information are:
i. experiments in which deficient crops were topdressed or where different rates of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K ) fertilisers were applied at planting.
ii. the results of fertilising forest crops in which nutrient deficiency had been diagnosed by foliar analysis.
iii. experience of the practical use of fertilisers at or following planting.
178 x 241mm | 60 pages | colour photographs