Nutrition

Nutrition Management

Vegetable Growers

This information is presented as the first part of a collaborative project between vegetablesWA and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia with funding from the Premier’s Water Foundation.

Nutrition Management

The aim in providing the following information is to help growers make positive changes to nutrient management within a framework of continual improvement.

This information is presented as part of a collaborative project between vegetablesWA and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia with funding from the Premier’s Water Foundation.

Introduction

The sandy soils of the Swan Coastal Plain have little capacity to retain nitrogen and are some of the least fertile in the world. Vegetable growers in the region recognise the challenge of providing adequate plant nutrition without jeopardising long-term sustainability. In the past decade, recommended practices in nutrition management have advanced considerably. Today, growers and researchers continue to work together to devise and enhance practical strategies that ensure both economic and environmental sustainability.

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