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Fertility building strategies during the conversion period – assessment of performance in a stockless field vegetable rotation

Rayns, Francis W; Harlock, Simon and Turner, Rebecca J (2002) Fertility building strategies during the conversion period – assessment of performance in a stockless field vegetable rotation. In: Powell, Jane and et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 125-128.

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This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference of the Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR). Nutrient off-takes, residue returns and nutrient inputs were measured during and after conversion from a conventional arable system to organic vegetables with cereals. This data was used to construct nutrient budgets to assess the effectiveness of contrasting fertility building strategies and various cropping regimes. The effect of placing the cereal crops in different places in the crop sequence was also considered.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; conversion; soil fertility; nutrient budgeting; soils; soil fertility; rotations
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Soil
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: UK > Garden Organic (HDRA)
UK
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8301
Deposited On:28 Apr 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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