Access to the 10 lecture online course (detailed outline below)
A pdf of powerpoint slides
3 factsheets summarising key take home learnings from the course, covering: Nitrogen metabolism, Foliar technology, and (A) Crop specific recipes or (B) practical tips/additives (but maybe in the case studies) (?)
A selection of case studies of farmers around the world implementing foliar nitrogen strategies
Further Reading List - a compiled reading list of lay articles and academic papers relevant to and referenced in the course
The course will be running 3 times for different timezones, tickets for each event available from the below links:
Europe (eventbrite hyperlink)
Americas (eventbrite hyperlink)
Australasia (eventbrite hyperlink)
The course is a mix of pre-recorded and live lectures with Q&A discussions. Lectures 1 and 10 - which bookend the core content of the course - are pre-recorded, while lectures 2-9 will be live, with each lecture running for approximately 40 mins with an accompanying 20 mins of question/discussion time. Lecture 1 - Introduction & Overview
The nitrogen cycle
Nitrogen losses from agroecosystems
Ecosystem enrichment of nitrogen
A Foliar Imperative: Why Foliar Nitrogen? An efficiency imperative ??
Foliar Nitrogen within the Efficiency, Substitution, Redesign framework
Outline of the Foliar Nitrogen course
Lecture 2 - Nitrogen Metabolism
Metabolism of different forms of N
Harnessing the synergistic effects of supplying multiple N forms
Efficiencies of inorganic vs organic nitrogen
Lecture 3 - Plant Health & Nitrogen: Friend or Foe?
Why is complete protein synthesis important?
Optimising amino acid and protein synthesis
Nitrogen synergists: essential nutrients that support N metabolism
What are the effects of excess/imbalanced N applications?
Plant stress and protein breakdown - impacts on plant immunity/pest and disease resistance
Lecture 4 - Understanding Foliar Uptake
Latest on foliar uptake pathways and nutrient translocation
Plant leaf surface interactions
Understanding the factors that influence nutrient uptake
What are the pros and cons of foliar feeding?
Lecture 5 - The FACE of Foliars
Using the FACE framework to design successful foliar applications
Formation: nutrient forms, spray tank mixing, additives
Application: nozzles, pressure, sprayer
Crop: leaf surface interactions
Environment: humidity, temperature, time of day
Lecture 6 - Melting, Mixing, Maximising Response
Practical tips for solubilising and mixing urea based foliars
Spray tank additives: adjuvants and spray solution modification
Chelation: amino acid and C-based chelates
Stabilising N in the spray tank
Lecture 7 - Crop Specific Insights
Crop specific timing for foliar nitrogen applications (cereals, oilseeds, pulses, pastures, horticultural examples)
Formulating and applying your own foliar recipes
Example foliar N recipes
Review of foliar nitrogen research papers
Lecture 8 - The Foliar Frontier: NUE
History on foliar efficiencies
Are foliars more efficient than soil applied?
Can foliars improve nutrient use efficiencies?
Exploring research on soil vs foliar applied inputs
How far could we go with foliar N?
Lecture 9 - Foliar Nitrogen from the Field
Practical case studies
Guest farmers will share their experiences of using foliar nitrogen
Tips on mixing and applying foliar N and reducing soil applied N