True cost of using fertilisers on the land
Lillywhite, Robert and Rahn, C. (Clive). (2008) True cost of using fertilisers on the land. Horticulture Week, Apr 17, 2008 . pp. 37-38. ISSN 0269-9478Full text not available from this repository.
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This large loss of carbon results in a footprint of 1.24 tonnes of CO2 e per tonne of compost. Although this footprint appears small compared with synthesised nitrogen fertiliser, compost is less efficient in providing nitrogen to a crop. Therefore crops may require between 20 and 40 times the quantity of compost to supply the same amount of nitrogen, resulting in a far larger carbon footprint.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Horticulture Week|
|Publisher:||Haymarket Business Publications Ltd.|
|Volume:||Apr 17, 2008|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Page Range:||pp. 37-38|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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