On-farm compost: a useful tool to improve soil quality under intensive farming systems

On-farm compost: a useful tool to improve soil quality under intensive farming systems •We compared a commercial compost with a compost produced on-farm on an agricultural soil.•We demonstrated the potential of on-farm by-product to produce vegetable composts.•Organic amendment positively affected microbiological and enzymatic parameters.•Increases in electrical conductivity and Na+ content were recorded in the plots treated with the commercial compost. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Soil Ecology Elsevier

On-farm compost: a useful tool to improve soil quality under intensive farming systems

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Publisher
Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0929-1393
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.05.004
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Abstract

•We compared a commercial compost with a compost produced on-farm on an agricultural soil.•We demonstrated the potential of on-farm by-product to produce vegetable composts.•Organic amendment positively affected microbiological and enzymatic parameters.•Increases in electrical conductivity and Na+ content were recorded in the plots treated with the commercial compost.

Journal

Applied Soil EcologyElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2016

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