Raising the environmental standards for fertiliser use
Responsible turf managers need to use nitrogen fertiliser in a considered and careful way to improve efficiencies of use and sustainability in practice. With more stringent regulations coming into force in the future with regards to fertiliser use in Europe, we need to understand what that means for products on the market and, crucially, how informed decisions can be made about the optimum fertiliser to use.
- List different fertiliser types for use on turf
- Describe the nitrogen cycle and key potential losses of nitrogen
- Contrast fertiliser technologies in terms of nitrogen efficiency
- Select appropriate fertiliser technologies for maximum turf quality
Dr Andy Owen
International Technical Manager
Dr Andy Owen is ICL lnternational Technical Manager for its turf and landscape business. Andy is a soil scientist and agronomist with a Ph.D. from the University of Wales in Bangor.
Prior to joining ICL he was a sports turf lecturer at Myerscough College developing and delivering industry-focussed degree level courses to distance learning and in-college students.
Henry Bechelet is Technical Sales Manager for ICL Growing Solutions, Turf and Landscape Division in the UK & Ireland. Henry has been in the turf industry for over 25 years. He originally trained as an agricultural agronomist but then joined the turfgrass industry as a trainee agronomist in the early 90’s. Henry has spent roughly half his career engaged in independent consultancy and the other half on the commercial side of the industry.