Current concerns about
soil and water quality deterioration, limited possibility of fossil fuels, loss
of biodiversity, and in general the viability of rural communities urge to work
out methods of sustainable agriculture in the Nyírség region of Hungary. Sustainable
agriculture seeks solutions for environmental, economic and agricultural
problems at the same time. The aim is to develop new production methods which
provide the protection of nature. In sustainable agricultural systems the
management of organic matters and, more widely, the whole nutrient management
are based on the total self-sufficiency of the farm. The entire cycle of
organic matter production and decomposition takes place within the farm
boundaries and makes the farm an actual biological system. The rate of
metabolism and the organic matter cycle are characteristic features of each
farm and define their activity for a long time. Present investigation
conducted in Westsik's crop rotation experiment has found a highly significant
correlation between organic nitrogen extracted by 0.01
solution and potato yield. It has shown that soil organic nitrogen extracted by
solution is a reliable indicator of nitrogen
available for mineralization during the growing season. When precise nitrogen
fertilizer recommendations are required, the method can supply additional
information for environmentally friendly, sustainable agriculture.
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Agrokémia és Talajtan
2021 Volume 70
Magyar Tudományos Akadémia
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