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SOIL QUALITY AND CROP YIELDS AS AFFECTED BY MICROBIAL INOCULANTS IN NATURE FARMING

Sangakkara, U.R.; Wijesinghe, D.B. and Attanayake, K.B. (2014) SOIL QUALITY AND CROP YIELDS AS AFFECTED BY MICROBIAL INOCULANTS IN NATURE FARMING. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 3, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 987-990.

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A field study evaluated the impact of Nature Farming with microbial solutions on soil quality and crop yields over one year encompassing tropical wet and dry seasons. The use of green manures or compost as organic matter was superior to using weeds for the same purpose for improving soil quality and crop yields. The microbial inoculant EM proved to have a greater beneficial impact than vermiwash or cattle manure slurries on soil properties and yields of the selected crops. The prospects of Nature Farming with EM are presented as a potential method of organic farming in the tropics


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Nature Farming, Organic matter, Microbial inoculation, Crop Yields
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
Sri Lanka
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Sangakkara, Dr Ravi
ID Code:24120
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 13:49
Last Modified:31 Oct 2014 13:49
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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