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for the sustainable development of this system. Nitrogen input to solar greenhouses includes manures and synthetic N fertilizers. The amount of manure N addition in greenhouses can rival that from inorganic N sources ( Gao et al., 2012 ; Yu et al

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organic sources may be more easily adaptable where animals are involved on-site in recycling of vegetable matter to the soil. According to the National Organic Program (NOP), animal manure can be used in the raw form with restrictions [ U.S. Department of

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and 3 ( Table 1 ) but of lesser importance in explaining the response patterns. They can be deduced from the means presented in Table 3 ; highest densities generally were achieved when manure was added to irrigated plots irrespective of shading

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; Ozkutlu et al., 2006 ). Addition of manure, S, and Zn can decrease rosette symptoms caused by Zn deficiency in pecans growing in heavy-textured alkaline soils ( Alben and Hammer, 1944 ). Fertilization of alkaline soils with Zn, in combination with sulfuric

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not detect any plant pathogens (data not shown). The objective of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory potential of three compost teas (pine bark, manure, and vermicasting), Root Rescue Landscape Powder ® (a mix of mycorrhizae and other

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overall efficiency of applied fertilizer have been reported to be about or lower than 50% for N, less than 10% for P, and ≈40% for K in mineral fertilizer and are lower in manure. Plants that efficiently absorb and use nutrients greatly enhance the overall

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meet crop N needs such as using N-fixing legumes as GrM crops, composted manure, and commercially available amendments ( Gaskell and Smith, 2007 ). Composted manure is a cost-effective means of providing N to an organic crop because of its role as a

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) found that higher rates of two different brassica green manure amendments suppressed R. solani more consistently than lower rates of application. Brassica soil amendment and green manure research on disease management on ornamental crops is limited

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Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth. Nitrogen fertilization is the major feature of intensive agricultural management to improve crop yields ( Zhao et al., 2014 ; Zhu and Chen, 2002 ). Generally, manures are applied together with

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agricultural chemicals. Thus, nutrient management for sustainable crop production depends on compost from animal manures or organic fertilizers. Compost can serve as an alternative to mineral fertilizers for improving soil structure ( Dauda et al., 2008 ) and

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