Growing ryegrass in soil samples can be a useful measure of soil nitrogen availability

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2012-11-15

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Liu, K.
Hammermeister, A.M.
Warman, P.R.
Drury, C.F.
Martin, R.C.
Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship

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Several different farming systems can be used to successfully transition conventional farmland to organic farmland. Measuring the nitrogen uptake of ryegrass grown on sample soil can provide a reliable and accurate estimate of nitrogen availability over the entire growing season.

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This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research

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Farming system, organic farming, soil nitrogen, forage, crop rotation, animal manure, legume

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