Fertiliser Types

TAFE NSW - Horticulture On-line

Type: Webpage
Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

The NSW Fertiliser Act defines a fertiliser as ' a substance having combined with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium level of at least 3 per cent if in dry or solid form and at least 2 per cent if in liquid form". Since the quality of a fertiliser can not be determined by sight, the legislative standards are designed to give a minimum quality standard to the buyer

This webpage has been produced by TAFE NSW for their Horticulture On-Line programme

It looks at the different types of fertiliser and regulations relevant to them in NSW.

The key sections include:

  1. What is a fertiliser?
  2. Different types of fertiliser
  3. Selecting a fertiliser

The key information provided is around the different types of fertilisers

  • Straight Fertilisers (nitrogen or phosphorus or potassium)
  • Mixed Fertilisers
  • Compound Fertilisers
  • Trace elements and Chelates
  • Pelleted or granular fertilisers
  • Slow release fertilisers
  • Natural materials
  • Liquid fertilisers
  • Organic fertilisers
  • Bulk blends
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