Nutrition of container-grown hardy nursery stock

This factsheet provides an overview of nutrient management in container-grown hardy nursery stock crops including a summary of the nutrient functions within plants. It focuses on nutrient delivery and the types of fertiliser available including:

  • Base fertilisers
  • Controlled release fertilisers
  • Slow release fertilisers
  • Fertilisers suitable for top dressing
  • Water soluble fertilisers
  • Foliar fertlisers

Factors affecting nutrient availability and techniques for monitoring crop nutrition are also summarised.

The information was updated in 2019.

Useful links

Download the list of example fertiliser products

For further information on the application of soluble fertilisers download the factsheet

Download the PCS guide on sustainable fertiliser use in field-grown ornamentals

Download the accompanying product poster