Effects of compost placement on nutrient use efficiency in plants, growth parameters, yield attributes and soil parameters of open-field vegetables: An innovative agro-ecological approach
Hochschule Geisenheim University: International Research Funding 2020
The current study aims to compare different methods of compost placement with regard to nutrient use in plants, growth, and yield attributes. The main objective is to identify a method that can reduce the amount of applied compost in the field while improving nutrient availability for the plants. The compost is applied to or into the soil using two different methods:
a) broadcast uniformly on the soil surface and
b) placed in the transplant hole under the root plug of the vegetable seedling transplant.