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Organic fertilizers in fruit orchards (Biofruitnet Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Organic fertilizers in fruit orchards (Biofruitnet Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Malusa, Eligio and Tartanus, Małgorzata. Issuing Organisation(s): IO-PIB - National Institute of Horticultural Research. Biofruitnet Practice Abstract, no. 056. (2022)

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Document available online at: https://orgprints.org/44243

Summary in the original language of the document

Alternating and integrating different fertilizers, depending on the nutrient budget and the soil status of plant available nutrients, can lead to a more balanced nutrient input.
Practical recommendations. When planning to use organic fertilizers consider alternative recommended fertilizers:
1) Clover-grass pellets or silage, from on-farm sources (preferred) or external sources; 2) Waste materials (e.g., biogas digestate, residues from yeast production, household wastes); 3) External fertilizers locally available (e.g., composts or extracts)
New fertilization strategies must be developed: 1) The mineralization rate of the products: liquid fertilizers, stillage, biogas digestate - mineralize rapidly and thus when applied in spring N supply matches well with fruit tree N demand, while compost materials have a very low N availability (< 10%) in the year of application; 2) Site specific features (e.g., cropping system, management practices, soil type, climate).
When searching for alternative fertilizers: 1) Compatibility with existing farm machinery; 2) Production costs, including labor and machinery costs (e.g., for clover-grass silage produced by the farmer) 3) Acceptance by certification bodies or additional quality schemes (e.g., from retailers) and potential contaminations (in case of waste derived fertilizers)

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Fertilization of organic fruit orchards strongly relies on authorized external commercial fertilizers leading to nutrient flows from conventional into organic farming systems.
What solution does the tool offer?:The use of alternative fertilizers including legume-based materials and non-contentious external commercial fertilizers, should be based on locally available resourced. An integrated approach is recommended.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Crop management, horticulture, nutrient management
Agrovoc keywords:
crop management
nutrient management
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Biofruitnet
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:862850
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44243, https://biofruitnet.eu, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1611295310306844673, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/pfbid02Ljvkea4RKD1ZXfU6bCQKs8uJbkwb8QkjuWq2Zp6FGTMd43QC8qMY2bMfG2njMLUZl
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:44243
Deposited On:29 Jun 2022 16:19
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English, Polish/Polski

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