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Nutrient cycling on organic farms

Goulding, Keith; Stockdale, Elizabeth; Fortune, Sharon and Watson, Christine (2000) Nutrient cycling on organic farms. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 161, pp. 65-75.

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This paper examines the sustainability of nutrient cycling on organic farms. After a brief consideration of the principles of nutrient cycling in organic agriculture, data on soil P and K indices and farm nutrient budgets is used to assess the integrity of nutrient cycling, including some consideration of losses to the environment. An attempt is made to assess the wider sustainability of organic farming in the context of the limited amount of recycling possible.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Cycling, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sustainability, Soil composition
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Soil > Soil quality
Research affiliation: UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
Deposited By: Buchan, Mrs Elizabeth
ID Code:8053
Deposited On:07 Apr 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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