The rising costs of inorganic fertilisers alongside concerns regarding their environmental impact has seen many Scottish farmers explore alternative solutions. To ensure sufficient nutrients are available for plant uptake, a number of nature-based solutions can be employed. These methods combine promoting good soil health and utilising organic fertilisers as a way of ensuring nutrients are retained in soil. Utilising these approaches can reduce fertiliser input costs while minimising damaging effects of inorganic fertilisers to the wider environment.
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