Calculating application rates for composted mulch and soil conditioners to maximise soil health

Pittaway, P. A. (2010) Calculating application rates for composted mulch and soil conditioners to maximise soil health. In: ASDS 2010: 6th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, 9-11 Aug 2010, Twin Waters, Qld, Australia.

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Typically compost application rates are generic, with little information provided on the agronomic properties of the product. At worst, compost application has caused over 30% seedling emergence failure and yield reductions of 25% in cotton crops, the local elimination of earthworms in a vineyard, and severe leaf yellowing in oranges. These adverse outcomes can be avoided if stabilized composts are used, with application rates integrated into the total fertilizer management program.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 07:21
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 07:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: organic carbon; compost; soil moisture; mulch; potting media; topsoil; fertiliser
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9614 Soils > 961499 Soils not elsewhere classified

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