Mineralization and N Fertilizer Equivalent Value of Composts as Assessed by Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)

Mineralization and N Fertilizer Equivalent Value of Composts as Assessed by Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)

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Bowden, C., Spargo, J., Evanylo, G. 2007. Mineralization and N Fertilizer Equivalent Value of Composts as Assessed by Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Compost Science & Utilization. Volume 15, Number 2. Pages 111-118

Agriculture, Biosolids, Compost, Cropping systems, Farms, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Plant uptake

This greenhouse study evaluated the nitrogen availability of two biosolids composts, two mixed yard waste/poultry manure composts, and one commercially-produced poultry litter using tall fescue as a bioindicator. The results indicate that compost fertilization may lead to early season nitrogen insufficiency.

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