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Bruising risk assessment advice sheet 7 - Crop nutrition

Publication Date: 
21 July 2011

Bruising risk assessment advice sheet - 7 - Crop nutrition

Nitrogen (N) can affect maturity and dry matter (DM) content (see advice sheet No. 9). N applications should be tailored to variety and length of growing season. BPC funded research shows bruising can be significantly lowered in crops receiving a 240kg/ha N application. However, N application at this level is excessive for most crops and other factors for managing bruising should be progressed.

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