The fertilisation plan facilitates rational fertilisation management on the farm. It is also a documentation of applied treatments, enabling correct planning of fertilisation for the following years.
The following information is required to be included in the fertilisation plan:
- a specification of the parcels on the farm,
- the crop species cultivated on each parcel,
- predicted crop yields,
- soil agronomic category, pH, soil phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium abundance,
- natural and organic fertilisation planned for the current year (type of fertiliser and fertiliser NPK content, rate),
- mineral fertilisation planned for the current year (type of fertiliser and dose in kg of pure element per hectare).
All fertilisation treatments shall be recorded in the fertilisation plan (type of fertiliser and rate in kg of pure ingredient per hectare or in the mass of manure and organic fertiliser per hectare).
After the harvest, the following information needs to be added to the documentation:
- how the by-products are managed – (ploughed, left to mulch, harvested),
- the actual yield achieved.
Such a complete document will enable proper planning of fertilisation for successive plants.
How to plan rates of natural fertilisers – link
Application rate planning with the balance method – link
Software applications supporting fertiliser plans compilation – link
Selected crop fertiliser application rates – tables (pdf in polish)