The use of compost as soil amendment and its implication in vegetable crop health in Puerto Rico (Presented in Spanish).
In Puerto Rico there is an increased
interest and demand for the use of compost in commercial horticultural
industries. However, there is a lack of information for growers on how to
utilize effectively compost, which can supply sufficient nutrients to the crop
but can increase environmental and economical concerns if the amounts applied
into the soil are not determined correctly.
This seminar will briefly cover how
to better utilize compost as a soil amendment in vegetable production. Some
topics discussed here are: nutrient availability of different types of compost, methods
for estimating compost application rates and the preferred compost
characteristics in vegetable production. Also we will highlight some
preliminary findings of an ongoing project in the southern west region of Puerto
Created by Ermita Hernandez