A fertile market for development

As natural phosphorus resources decrease and costs of inorganic fertiliser rise, farmers will need alternative crop nutrients. They could do worse than look at digestate, suggests Quinton Fivelman. But there is a need for better technology.

by Quinton Fivelman
Crop spraying with digestates carries a risk of nutrients entering water systems. Photograph: Brian Forbes
Crop spraying with digestates carries a risk of nutrients entering water systems. Photograph: Brian Forbes

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