alexa Influences of vermicomposts on field strawberries: part 2. Effects on soil microbiological and chemical properties.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Advances in Molecular Diagnostics

Author(s): Arancon NQ, Edwards CA, Bierman P

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The effects of applications of food waste and paper waste vermicomposts on some soil chemical and biological properties were evaluated in field plots planted with strawberries. Six-week old strawberries (Fragaria ananasa, var. Chandler) were transplanted into 4.5 m(2) raised beds under a plastic tunnel structure measuring 9.14 x 14.6 x 3.6 m. Vermicompost were applied at rates of 5 or 10 t ha(-1) supplemented with inorganic fertilizers to balance fertilizer recommendations for strawberries of 85-155-125 kg NPK ha(-1). Effects of vermicomposts on strawberry growth and yields have been reported previously [Arancon, N.Q., Edwards C.A., Bierman P., Welch, C., Metzger, J.D., 2004. The influence of vermicompost applications to strawberries: Part 1. Effects on growth and yield. Bioresource Technology 93:145-153]. Total extractable N, NH(4)-N, NO(3)-N and orthophosphates did not differ significantly between treatments, except on the last sampling date (harvest date) in which significantly greater amounts of NH(4)-N, NO(3)-N and orthophosphates (P
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2005.04.016
  • This article was published in Bioresour Technol and referenced in Advances in Molecular Diagnostics

    Relevant Expert PPTs

    Relevant Speaker PPTs

    Recommended Conferences

    Relevant Topics

    Peer Reviewed Journals
    Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
    International Conferences 2017-18
    Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

    Contact Us

    © 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version