Agronomic and economic benefits of green-waste compost for peri-urban vegetable production: implications for food security

@article{Eldridge2018AgronomicAE,
  title={Agronomic and economic benefits of green-waste compost for peri-urban vegetable production: implications for food security},
  author={Simon M. Eldridge and Kwong Yin Chan and Nerida J. Donovan and Fadi Saleh and Leanne Orr and Idris M. Barchia},
  journal={Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems},
  year={2018},
  volume={111},
  pages={155-173}
}
A long-term field experiment in western Sydney evaluated the effect of source-separated green-waste (garden organics) compost on peri-urban vegetable crop yields and economic returns, compared to farmer practice. Comparisons were made over 10 vegetable crops between a compost (COMP) treatment (one off application of 125 dry t ha−1 of green waste compost at the start and then every five crops, supplemented with urea when required), a mixed (MIX) treatment (one-off compost application of 62.5 dry… CONTINUE READING