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Manure – a technical discussion

Manure vegetable farming fertilizer horticulture

Manure is the waste from animals. It can be obtained either from natural deposits or livestock farming. The content of manure is highly variable, and each batch must be analysed if it is used for nutrient supply for crops. We recommend reading Natural fertilizers for vegetables with this article. Manure is different from compost. It must…

Natural fertilizers for vegetables

Natural fertilizer compost

Natural fertilizers for vegetables usually refer to manure, compost and industrial waste products from animals. It consists of biodegradable material which is normally eco friendly. The process through which it is made is not necessarily eco friendly or sustainable. Each product has its advantages and disadvantages. The grower must evaluate and understand which natural fertilizer…

How to calculate the fertilizer requirements from soil analysis

Calculating fertilizer requirements for a crop is quite often more of an art than exact science.  The reason is that soil is a dynamic micro world on its own that changes continuously.  It is full of microscopic living organisms such as bacteria, viruses and insects that feed on it and break complex compounds down on…

Nutrient uptake of vegetable crops and calculating fertilizer requirements

fertilizer recommendation calculation bags vegetables

The nutrient uptake of vegetable crops are used to determine very rudimentary fertilizer recommendations if you have nothing else to go by. A lot of purists will be up and arms of these guideline tables, but none of them can come up with a simple method of determining fertilizer recommendations that an average non-scientific farmer…

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