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Comparison of the effectiveness of composting and vermicomposting for the biological stabilization of cattle manure.
Cattle manure is produced in large quantities in industrial breeding facilities and the storage and/or spreading of this waste on land may cause contamination of the atmosphere, soil and water. TheExpand
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Compost and vermicompost as nursery pot components: effects on tomato plant growth and morphology
Post transplant success after nursery stage is strongly influenced by plant morphology. Cultural practices strongly shape plant morphology, and substrate choice is one of the most determiningExpand
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The evaluation of stability and maturity during the composting of cattle manure.
We examined chemical, microbiological and biochemical parameters in order to assess their effectiveness as stability and maturity indicators during the composting process of cattle manure. TheExpand
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Short-term effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on soil microbial community structure and function
A field study was carried out to analyze the short-term impacts of replacing mineral by organic fertilizers on the microbial and biochemical parameters relevant for soil fertility and crop yield.Expand
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Short-term stabilization of grape marc through earthworms.
The winery industry generates vast amounts of organic waste during the various stages of wine production. Among the possible methodological alternatives available for its treatment, vermicompostingExpand
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Compost benefits for agriculture evaluated by life cycle assessment. A review
As compost use in agriculture increases, there is an urgent need to evaluate the specific environmental benefits and impacts as compared with other types of fertilizers and soil amendments. While theExpand
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Yield and fruit quality of four sweet corn hybrids (Zea mays) under conventional and integrated fertilization with vermicompost.
BACKGROUND Vermicompost has been proposed as a valuable fertilizer for sustainable agriculture. The effects of vermicompost on yield and quality of sweet corn were evaluated in this study. In twoExpand
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Vermicompost enhances germination of the maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.)
We investigated the effect of vermicompost on the germination and early development of six different progenies of the maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.). We compared the effects of incorporatingExpand
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ABSTRACT. Many studies have shown that the addition of vermicompost to plant growing media has beneficial effects on growth and development of a wide range of plant species. Some of the proposedExpand
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal effects on plant water relations and soil greenhouse gas emissions under changing moisture regimes
Abstract Increased nutrient and/or water uptake by AM symbiosis may affect soil biochemical properties and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A greenhouse experiment was carried out to compareExpand
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