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Nitrogen Supply and Management in Organic Farming

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Briggs, Stephen (2008) Nitrogen Supply and Management in Organic Farming. Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA), Craven Arms .

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Online at: http://www.organicadvice.org.uk/papers/Res_Review_2a_briggs.pdf

Summary

This topic review aims to summarise knowledge and experience of Nitrogen supply and management in organic farming systems, including : Nitrogen fixation; Nitrogen recycling; the effect of the length of the fertility building phase or ley and the effect of green cover management; green manures – type and management; soil management; the impact of undersowing; seasonality of crops and the impact of manure use and management. It is based on a review of the organic research commissioned by Defra and that undertaken elsewhere and incorporates field experiences in the conclusions.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Organic farming system, soil, nitrogen supply, nitrogen fixation, nitrogen recycling, green manures, organic manures, crop rotation
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: UK > Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA)
UK > Other organizations
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Related Links:http://www.organicadvice.org.uk/index.htm
Deposited By: Measures, Mr Mark
ID Code:13557
Deposited On:06 Aug 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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