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A Guide to Nutrient Budgeting on Organic Farms

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

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Document available 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 management, nutrient balance
Agrovoc keywords:
arable farming
nutrient management
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
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:ofk
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:31654
Deposited On:24 Aug 2017 11:47
Last Modified:16 Sep 2022 12:47
Document Language:English

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