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A Guide to Nutrient Budgeting on Organic Farms


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{Tool} A Guide to Nutrient Budgeting on Organic Farms. Creator(s): Watson, Christine; Topp, Cairistiona F E and Stockdale, Elizabeth. Issuing Organisation(s): IOTA - Institute of Organic Training and Advice. IOTA Results of Organic Research: Technical Leaflet, no. 6. (2010)

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Online at: http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/manage/authincludes/article_uploads/iota/technical-leaflets/a-guide-to-nutrient-budgeting-on-farms.pdf


The leaflet gives practical guidance on using data and calculating farm-gate nutrient budgets with sections on soil analysis, nutrient inputs, nutrient losses and flows, nitrogen fixation through leys and how inputs and outputs from organic manures and livestock feed can be recorded. It contains one example table of a farm-gate annual nutrient budget for a mixed cattle and arable farm.
The tool is specific to organic farming. It was drafted for the UK but has relevance in other countries.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Practical guidance how to do nutrient budgeting on organic farms
What problem does the tool address?:Identifying nutrient flows and potential deficits or surpluses on organic farms
What solution does the tool offer?:The leaflet describes how nutrient budgets (mainly focusing on P, K and N) can be used in organic farming
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, nutrient balance, nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, nutrient balance, nutrient management
Agrovoc keywords:
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishnutrient balancehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12868
Englishnutrient managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA)
UK > Scottish Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/5581/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/31654
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:31654
Deposited On:24 Aug 2017 11:47
Last Modified:17 Jun 2020 11:08
Document Language:English

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