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Fertiliser Advice

To receive a copy of the Teagasc Green Book please contact Ms. Sarah Lacey, Johnstown Castle @ 053-9171200 or email: sarah.lacey@teagasc.ie

Green Book costs as follows:

Teagasc Clients €15 + postage (€7). Total €22 per copy

Non Teagasc Clients €25 + postage (€7). Total €32 per copy

Fertiliser advice is aimed at producing optimum crop yields on an annual basis while protecting the environment as well as maximising return on investment for the farmer.

The Major and Micro Nutrient Advice For Productive Agricultural Crops known as the Green Book provides nutrient advice for a wide range of crops grown under Irish conditions. Nutrient advice starts with taking soil samples to provide a basis for building an effective fertiliser programme. The Green book provides details on taking soil samples to ensure reliable results. Nutrient advice is presented for all major grassland, cereal, root, vegetable and fruit crops.

Major and Micro Nutrient Advice for Productive Agricultural Crops “Green Book”– New Developments 2016

A full review and update of the Teagasc “Green Book” Major and micro nutrient advice for productive agricultural crops was under taken in 2016.

Review objectives

  • to provide sufficient information to allow agricultural and farm advisors and consultants to recommend optimum levels of major and micro nutrients for the most important agricultural and field horticultural crops
  • to update nutrient recommendations for grassland and crop production systems based on the latest scientific evidence
  • to provide guidance in terms the maximum allowable N and P limits under current Nitrates Directive-NAP rules (SI 31 of 2014)
  • to facilitate better nutrient management planning on Irish farms into the future

The 4th Edition of the Green Book will be available to guide fertiliser advice in early January 2017.

Figure-2-Fert-Advice soil-Wheat 341 Soil-Barley-Field

The Barley Guide see pages 19 to 21 for N, P & K for malting barley.

Online P & K calculator