|Pasakdee, Sajeemas - UC SANTA CRUZ|
Submitted to: Biocycle
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2003
Publication Date: August 15, 2003
Citation: Banuelos, G.S., Pasakdee, S. 2003. Effect of organic fertilizers on vegetable production. Biocycle. August 2003, pp 63-64. Interpretive Summary: Production of high cash value organically grown vegetables, such as broccoli is becoming one of the fastest growing segments of irrigated agriculture in California. Scientific data are badly lacking in the timely development of creating organic nutrient reservoirs that are essential for crop productivity and for sustainability of the soil and water environment. Different water applications, soils, temperatures, and compost quality provide varied conditions for different rates of decomposition and thus nutrient availability varies. Results obtained from this project will provide information to organic vegetable growers for safely using composts and water management strategies that increase profitability and environmental soundness of growing broccoli in California.