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Ecologically sustainable fertility management for the maintenance of species-rich hay meadows: a 12-year fertilizer and lime experiment.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Kirkham, F. W. & Tallowin, J. R. B. & Dunn, R. M. & Bhogal, A. & Chambers, B. J. & Bardgett, R. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increased use of artificial fertilizers has caused widespread loss of species-rich grasslands throughout Britain and mainland Europe. Species-rich mea...

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Organic nutrient management and intercropping for improved rainwater conservation and productivity under rain fed maize-barley rotation.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Pawan Sharma & Bhatt, V. K. & Sathiya & Krishnamurthy & Harish Sharma & Lekh Chand

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

Organic, inorganic and integrated nutrient management, and intercropping practices were compared in terms of productivity, soil erosion and rain water...

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Utilization of waste products and inorganic fertilizer in the restoration of iron-mine tailings.

Published online: 01 Sep 1990

Authors: Borgegård, S. O. & Rydin, H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The use of sewage sludge, horse dung, NPK-fertilizer, and NPK-fertilizer plus bark to improve yields of grasses and clover sown on iron-mine tailings ...

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Responses of invertebrate trophic level, feeding guild and body size to the management of improved grassland field margins.

Published online: 05 Aug 2009

Authors: Woodcock, B. A. & Potts, S. G. & Tscheulin, T. & Pilgrim, E. & Ramsey, A. J. & Harrison-Cripps, J. & Brown, V. K. & Tallowin, J. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Management of lowland mesotrophic grasslands in north-west Europe often makes use of inorganic fertilizers, high stocking densities and silage-based f...

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Phosphorus balance of contrasting farming systems, past and present. Can food production be sustainable?

Published online: 27 May 1998

Authors: Newman, E. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Phosphorus inputs and losses are calculated for contrasting farming systems: cereals were a major product in all systems. In typical modern British wh...

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Fertilizer quantity and type alter mycorrhizae-conferred growth and resistance to herbivores.

Published online: 24 May 2021

Authors: Getman-Pickering, Z. L. & Stack, G. M. & Thaler, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Plants face a constant struggle to acquire nutrients and defend themselves against herbivores. Mycorrhizae are fungal mutualists that provide nutrient...

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Production and diversity of enchytraeids, earthworms and plants in fertilized hay meadow plots.

Published online: 10 Jun 1986

Authors: Standen, V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Random soil samples were used to estimate the number and weight of each species of enchytraeid and lumbricid at fourteen long-established experimental...

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Livestock in diverse cropping systems improve weed management and sustain yields whilst reducing inputs.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: MacLaren, C. & Storkey, J. & Strauss, J. & Swanepoel, P. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensive cropping systems select for a low diversity of weeds tolerant of chemical control, leading to persistent weed-crop competition and declining...

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Organic fertilisation enhances generalist predators and suppresses aphid growth in the absence of specialist predators.

Published online: 23 Jul 2021

Authors: Aguilera Guillermo & Riggi Laura & Miller Kirsten & Roslin Tomas & Bommarco Riccardo

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological control by natural enemies is a valuable ecosystem service. The predator community in a crop field is a combination of predators dwelling i...

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Agricultural intensification and the functional capacity of soil microbes on smallholder African farms.

Published online: 10 Jun 2015

Authors: Wood, S. A. & Bradford, M. A. & Gilbert, J. A. & McGuire, K. L. & Palm, C. A. & Tully, K. L. & Zhou, J. Z. & Naeem, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Fertilization may impact ecosystem processes that sustain agriculture, such as nutrient cycling, by altering the composition of soil microbial communi...

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