Implementing organic amendments to enhance maize yield, soil moisture, and microbial nutrient cycling in temperate agriculture
To sustain agricultural production into the future, management should enhance natural biogeochemical cycling within the soil. Strategies to increase yield while reducing chemical fertilizer inputs and irrigation require robust research and development before widespread implementation. Current innovations in crop production use amendments such as manure and biochar charcoal to increase soil organic matter and improve soil structure, water, and nutrient content. Organic amendments also provide substrate and habitat for soil microorganisms that can play a key role cycling nutrients, improving ...
(For more, see "View full record.")