green manure

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green manure

[¦grēn mə′nü·ər]
(agriculture)
Herbaceous plant material plowed into the soil while still green.

green manure

Green herbaceous plants plowed under to benefit the soil.
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2011), the use of green fertilizers helps to minimize environmental impacts and decrease the excessive use of mineral fertilizers.
The green fertilizers were applied and incorporated in the plots 21 days before sowing, mixed with the soil, in the layer of 0-20 cm (Linhares et al.
Similar result was also observed in organic matter, with increment of 35% in its content in the soil, due to the incorporation of green fertilizers and organic compost in radish production (Table 1).
A Conceptual Framework on Green Fertilizer Technology Adoption
Moreover, Mzoughi (2011) argued that expected profit and risk associated with the adoption of green fertilizer technology are also considered.
This study focused on the economic and non-economic factors that influence farmer's decision to adopt green fertilizer technology.
Green fertilizer technology in the form of control release fertilizer (CRF) has numerous advantages.
A five-stage process model for the CBA is generated by focusing on monetization of the various projects undertaken for the development of the green fertilizer technology.
The study reported in this paper hence investigated the challenges faced in diffusing information and disseminate knowledge about a new innovation of green fertilizer technology.
The development of green fertilizer therefore is one of the ways forward for economic growth in the agriculture sector since quality and quantity of the agro-based product relies almost completely on the fertilizer and nutrient consumption.
They said that crops can be cultivated within small citrus orchards for eight years to get green fertilizers.
They said that crops producing granules should be grown at least once a year for their utilization as green fertilizers and added that it would lessen the impact of heat on citrus orchards, maintain soil fertility and keep it safe from weeds.