Agronomic and environmental impacts of various types of organic fertilizers and green manures in field crop production

Caroline Côté

Researcher, agr., Ph.D.

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Description

This project evaluated the impact of various corn, soya, and wheat fertilization methods on marketable yields, harvest quality, nitrate losses, and movement of microorganisms potentially pathogenic for humans.

Objective(s)

  • Determine nitrogen inputs from various organic fertilizers such as green manure and solid and liquid animal manure on the productivity and quality of grain corn, soya, and wheat
  • Determine the availability of NPK from organic fertilizers used in corn-soya-wheat rotations
  • Evaluate the mobility of nitrates and microorganisms potentially pathogenic for humans following the use of organic fertilizers in field crop production cycles

From 2014 to 2017

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Fertilizer management, Organic farming

Services

This project will help growers select the right fertilizers, to optimize yields.

Partner

Growing Forward 2

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