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Laboratory mineral soil analysis and soil mineral management in organic farming

Watson, Christine; Stockdale, Elizabeth and Philipps, Lois (2008) Laboratory mineral soil analysis and soil mineral management in organic farming. Institute of Organic Training and Advice, Craven Arms, Shropshire, UK .

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The objective of this research review is to draw together all the available relevant research findings in order to develop the knowledge and expertise of organic advisers and thereby to improve soil management practice on organic farms. The Review will concentrate on N, P and K and:
1. Identify all the relevant research undertaken
2. Collate the results of research and summarise the findings of each project
3. Draw on practical experience
4. Analyse the research and summarise the conclusions in a form that is easily accessible by advisers and can be used to help them select appropriate soil analytical techniques and to interpret the results and provide practical advice to farmers on soil management and amendments.

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:measuring soil fertility, nutrient budgets, soil analysis
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Research affiliation: UK > Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA)
UK > Other organizations
UK > Univ. Newcastle
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK > Scottish Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)
Related Links:http://organicadvice.org.uk/index.htm
Deposited By: Measures, Mr Mark
ID Code:5981
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Research Review for Advisors

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