Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Using organic wastes as nitrogen fertilizers

Authors

P. F. Pratt
F. E. Broadbent
J. P. Martin

Authors Affiliations

P. F. Pratt is Professors, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside; F. E. Broadbent is Professor, Department of Soils and Plant Nutrition, U.C. Davis; J. P. Martin is Professors, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 27(6):10-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n06p10. June 1973.

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Abstract

Even though organic wastes have been used as sources of nutrient elements for many centuries, a rational basis for their use has never been developed. Recommended rates have been based on experience and research planned without the ability to match application rates to the needs of crop plants, and with little information on the rate of biological decay of the organic materials.

Pratt P, Broadbent F, Martin J. 1973. Using organic wastes as nitrogen fertilizers. Hilgardia 27(6):10-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n06p10
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