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Residual nitrogen effects in organically cultivated beetroot following a Harvested/Green manured grass-clover ley

Gunnarsson, Anita; Linden, Borje; Gertsson, Ulla


The residual nitrogen (N) effect on beetroot following harvested grass-clover (H-ley) or corresponding twice-cut green manure (GM-ley) was compared with a barley control. The residual N at beetroot harvest, calculated as N in beetroot crop and mineral N in the 0-90 cm soil layer, was 83 kg ha-1 for the GM-ley when barley was set to zero. The effect of GM-ley exceeded that of 3H-ley (3 harvests) by 74 kg N ha-1 and 2H-ley (2 harvests) by 42 kg N ha-1. Prediction of residual effects was studied using a model with a humification coefficient (hc) of 0.35 and another with different hc values for different plant materials. The former gave the best fit to observed data in regression analysis. The latter gave the best fit to observed data in absolute values. The residual N effect of GM biomass from summer cuttings corresponded to 40-70% of the potential effect.


N dynamics; mixed ley; barley; previous crop; grass-clover ratio; Manova humification coefficient; sandy soil

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Journal of Plant Nutrition
2008, Volym: 31, nummer: 8, sidor: 1355-1381

      SLU författare

    • Gunnarsson, Anita

      • Hortikultur, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
      • Linden, Börje

        • Institutionen för markvetenskap, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
        • Gertsson, Ulla

          • Hortikultur, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

        UKÄ forskningsämne

        Agricultural Science
        Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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