Useful web sites
: The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) site with fertiliser statistics, fertiliser-related publications, the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and other issues.
: Site of the Agricultural Lime Association with information on liming materials and a lime calculator.
: The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board site includes links to the component sectors (what used to be BPC, BPEX, Dairyco, EBLEX, HDC and HGCA). There is information on soil management at www.ahdb.org.uk/greatsoils
: The BASIS web site holds details of FACTS training courses and allows online application for cpd points for events.
: The British Beet Research Organisation commissions and implements research and technology transfer to improve performance of the British beet sugar industry.
: The International Fertiliser Society site with searchable lists of conference Proceedings and links to many other fertiliser-related sites.
: The Fertilizers Europe (previously EFMA) site has various publications that can be downloaded on the effective use, storage and handling of fertilisers.
: The Tried & Tested nutrient management plan and Think Manures can be downloaded from here and there is supporting information like details of laboratories offering soil analysis.
: The Potash Development Association (PDA) site with downloadable documents including the PDA advisory leaflet series and copies of newsletters.
: Site of the European Phosphorus Platform with information on phosphorus recycling. Offers free subscription to the SCOPE newsletter that is distributed by email with information on legislation and research projects related to phosphate.
: Information on PLANET, MANNER-NPK, forthcoming seminars and other events and downloadable software updates.
: The Rothamsted Research site with details of current research, forthcoming events and training opportunities. The liming advisory software Rothlime can be downloaded free.
: This site holds the PEPFAA code of good practice and NVZ Guidance for Scotland. Easiest way to find documents is to enter keywords in the search box.
: NVZ Guidance for Wales is here. Select Environment and countryside
) then Water
(under Environment - protection and quality
) then Nitrates Directives
www.wrap.org.uk: WRAP web site has information on use of compost and digestate in agriculture, horticulture and forestry.