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Nutrient budgets for organic farming

Topp, Kairsty and Watson, Christine (2008) Nutrient budgets for organic farming. Institute of Organic Training and Advice, Craven Arms, Shropshire, UK.

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Summary

This review identifies the research done on nutrient budgeting and presents the latest input and output data for use in nutrient budgeting on farm to support rotation and soil management decision making.
Based on the research and practice of Nutrient Budgeting (NB) the review provides a draft guide for farmers, advisors and others on the theory and use of NB, including a guide to nutrient budgeting on organic farms. The review identifies all the relevant organic and where appropriate, the non organic research undertaken on nutrient budgeting and related subjects. The review identifies sources of nutrient input/output data for nutrient budgeting, based on available information makes recommendations on updating exisiting data for populating a NB tool, noting any missing or unreliable data.
The review identifies the currently available Nutrient Budgeting tools that have potential for application to organic farming, asseses their methodology and makes recommendations on what modifications are required in the light of the information identified in this Review.


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:nutrient budget models, fertility building crops model, NDICEA,OrgPlan computer software, overseer model,projects containing useful data for nutrient budgeting
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Values, standards and certification > Quality and evaluation of inputs
Research affiliation: UK > Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA)
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
Related Links:http://organicadvice.org.uk/index.htm
Deposited By: Measures, Mr Mark
ID Code:5581
Deposited On:09 Apr 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Research Review for Advisors

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