Influence of Dairy Cattle Slurry Solid Fraction Compost Combined with Mineral Nitrogen Fertilizer on the Growth of Greenhouse Lettuce

L. M. Brito, A. L. Amaro, I. Mourão, J. Coutinho

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Winter lettuce response to the application of composts from the solid fraction of dairy cattle slurry was assessed in combination with mineral nitrogen (N) fertilizer throughout a randomized block experiment under greenhouse conditions. Lettuce yield did not increase with mineral N fertilizer, possibly because the lettuce was preceded by a heavily fertilized tomato crop, and the amount of mineral N (114 kg ha-1) in the soil at the beginning of the experience was greater than the amount of N (64-89 kg ha-1) accumulated in the lettuce shoots of all of the treatments. In contrast, lettuce yield and N uptake increased with compost application, suggesting other benefits in addition to N availability resulting from its use as a soil amendment. Therefore, dairy cattle slurry solid fraction mature compost can be recommended for vegetable production, and mineral N recommendation is suggested to pursue previous soil mineral N analysis.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)2484-2491
Número de páginas8
RevistaCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Volume43
Número de emissão19
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - out. 2012
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