01. New Library Documents

New documents that have been recently added to library will be listed here.


Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) Standards (2016)
FIAS covers the assurance of all fertilisers intended for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and any other such commercial use. It does not apply to fertilisers packaged for home garden use. The issues and the risks vary according to the type of fertiliser and it is for this reason that the entire scheme has adopted a “Risk Assessment” approach to achieving the necessary level of assurance.
Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)
The Nutrient Management Guide replaces the old Fertiliser Recommendations (8th edition - 2010), and provides guidelines for crop nutrient requirements and the nutrient content of organic materials. It is applicable to most field-grown crops including arable, grassland, field vegetables and fruit. Additionally, it provides details of the content and supply of nutrients from a wide range of organic manures, and provides a wide range of background information on nutrient management. AHDB, 2017.
Nutrients in Crop Material 2017: Phosphate and Potash Removal by Crops
PDA Leaflet outlining the amount of Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium typically removed by crops. May 2017 edition.
Organic Materials 2017: Animal manures and other sources of Phosphate, Potash, Magnesium and Sulphur
PDA guide to the total and available phosphate, potash, magnesium and sulphur contents.
Sewage Sludge on Farmland: Code of Practice
This Code of Practice applies to the use of sewage sludge on agricultural land in the United Kingdom, and replaces earlier guidance in the Code of Practice For Agriculture Use Of Sewage Sludge. Published by Defra on the 9th of February 2017.