Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Janine Acero
A study published in the journal Biological Agriculture & Horticulture assessed the effect of plant- and animal-based soil amendments on soil nutrient availability, soil respiration, crop yield, and phytochemical content on globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) heads.
Researchers conclude that plant-based soil amendments can be an ideal choice for improving soil quality and phytochemical content of artichoke heads. However, for organic farmers whose main concerns are crop yield and overall cost, animal-based fertilizers may be the ideal option.
Learn more about the factors that affect crop yields at Harvest.news.
Othman YA, Leskovar D. ORGANIC SOIL AMENDMENTS INFLUENCE SOIL HEALTH, YIELD, AND PHYTOCHEMICALS OF GLOBE ARTICHOKE HEADS. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture. 2018 Apr 16:1–10. DOI: 10.1080/01448765.2018.1463292