Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by Janine Acero
A study published in the journal Biological Agriculture & Horticulture assessed soil nitrogen mineralization through field incubation and analyzed the rate of nitrogen release by commercial fertilizers compared with farmyard manure compost.
The fast nitrogen release of commercial fertilizers increased the yield of the first crop of the year, whereas the slowly released nitrogen of farmyard manure compost increased the yield of both crops of the year, with a lower risk of soil nitrogen loss.
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Pinto R, Brito LM, Coutinho J. ORGANIC PRODUCTION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS WITH GREEN MANURE, COMPOSTED FARMYARD MANURE AND ORGANIC FERTILISER. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture. 2017;33(4):269–284. DOI:10.1080/01448765.2017.1347521