Compost Amendment to Sandy Soil Affects Soil Properties and Greenhouse Tomato Productivity

  title={Compost Amendment to Sandy Soil Affects Soil Properties and Greenhouse Tomato Productivity},
  author={Emmanuel Arthur and Wim Cornelis and Fatemeh Razzaghi},
  journal={Compost Science \& Utilization},
  pages={215 - 221}
Sandy soils, with low productivity, could be improved by compost application to sustain crop production. This study aimed to examine the effect of three compost types (vegetable, fruit and yard waste compost, garden waste compost, and spent mushroom compost) on basic properties of a loamy sand and greenhouse tomato productivity. Disturbed and intact soil samples were taken from a decade-long compost field experiment on loamy sand with three compost types at application rate of 30 m3 ha−1 yr−1… 
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