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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Cowpea has a high potential as green manure and can provide the equivalent of 80 kg/ha of inorganic N to a subsequent crop when incorporated 8-10 weeks after planting [15].
In order to understand the experts' perspectives on the factors affecting the use of green manure in urban green space, a, 40-item Likert scale was used.
The adopted green manure was jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis DC), lablab (Dolichos lablab L.), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.
Apart from some constraints of use of green manure mentioned above, is also the challenge of identifying a niche for growing the green manure without encroaching into the normal growing season which often begins when the rains have stabilized around mid May in the derived savannah ecological zone of Nigeria.
Effect of green manure on soil organic matter content and nitrogen availability.
Regarding N accumulated per lettuce plant, there was no influence of green manure on sowing time; however, the monocropped lettuce (control) accumulated a higher amount of N compared to the intercropped (Table 3).
Legumes are used as green manure in many farming systems and the benefit to a subsequent crop depends on the quantity of biologically fixed [N.sub.2] and the proportion of residual N left over for the subsequent crop (Ramos et al., 2001).
There are many alternative fertilisers and tonics to dig in or spray onto plants: Comfrey tea, green manure crops and ash are just a few
Lettuce is the vegetable which has shown best production responses to N applications (Filgueira, 2008), and is also a promising crop for systems with introduction of green manure. For that, studies need to be conducted in this context in order to confirm the adoption of this practice due to the beneficial effects on vegetables (Oliveira et al., 2012; Ziech et al., 2014).
Taitung's Chihshang Township is holding a competition for the most popular field of canola flowers, which were planted as green manure after the second crop of rice was harvested, according to a Central News Agency report on Sunday.
Consider planting a green manure such as clover or winter bean.
Effects of irrigation system and green manure on yield and nicotine content of Virginia (flue-cured) organic tobacco (Nicotiana tabaccum), under Mediterranean conditions.