Scottish Government RESAS and Policy. Fertiliser Session. 15th August 2022

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesInvited talk


To present a workshop - as a briefing and technical update - to Scottish Government Agricultural Policy, including Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture and RESAS. Key topics presented were as follows:

Part 1: Basics of current fertiliser usage
1. Basics of current fertiliser usage
2. Crop response to fertiliser (nitrogen)
3. How we make decisions on fertiliser use
4. Outputs from some recent trials work

Part 2: Alternative options to chemical fertilisers
1. Exploring some alternative options to chemical fertilisers
2. Benefits, challenges, optimal use and potential technological advancements
3. Changes to the crop system
4. Non-chemical fertilisers e.g. green manure, slurry, cover crops, digestate
5. Novel fertilising products e.g. bio-stimulants, soil improvers
5. Productivity, economics and environmental impact
6. Farmer understanding and practice vs the evidence
Period15 Aug 2022
Event titleFertiliser Session for Scottish Government Agriculture Policy
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Fertiliser
  • Fertilizer
  • Crops
  • Cereals
  • Chemical fertiliser
  • Organic fertiliser
  • Crop Production
  • Technology
  • Technical Efficiency
  • Environment
  • Soil
  • Farmers
  • Practice
  • Policy
  • Government