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Medium-Term Influence of Organic Fertilization on the Quality and Yield of a Celery Crop

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Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Geology and Pedology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Department of Plant Production, University of Almeria, La Cañada San Urbano, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Agronomy 2020, 10(9), 1418; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091418
Received: 22 July 2020 / Revised: 9 September 2020 / Accepted: 10 September 2020 / Published: 18 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Agroecology and Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Crop Production)
For some years now, part of society has been demanding the implementation of circular economy models and so the use of organic matter as a source of nutrients is once again taking center stage. In this scenario, the aim of this work was to implement an integrated management model for a farm and to study the influence on a celery crop of organic amendments (animal and vegetable) obtained on the farm, as opposed to inorganic fertilization. This influence was evaluated for the yield and the nutritional, organoleptic, and sanitary quality of the resulting crops. The yield and size of the marketable parts of the celery plants were greater with the inorganic treatment; however, the nutritional and sanitary quality was better in the organic treatments, while the chromatic attributes, as well as the total P and Ca, were not affected by the different fertilization treatments applied. It is therefore concluded that the organic management model is environmentally and economically sustainable. View Full-Text
Keywords: organic amendments; circular economy; agricultural quality; crop yield organic amendments; circular economy; agricultural quality; crop yield
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Navarro, A.S.; Romero, J.A.S.; Sanjuan, M.d.C.S.; Bernardeau, M.A.B.; Delgado Iniesta, M.J. Medium-Term Influence of Organic Fertilization on the Quality and Yield of a Celery Crop. Agronomy 2020, 10, 1418. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091418

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Navarro AS, Romero JAS, Sanjuan MdCS, Bernardeau MAB, Delgado Iniesta MJ. Medium-Term Influence of Organic Fertilization on the Quality and Yield of a Celery Crop. Agronomy. 2020; 10(9):1418. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091418

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Navarro, Antonio Sánchez, Juan Antonio Sánchez Romero, María del Carmen Salas Sanjuan, María Arantzazu Blanco Bernardeau, and María José Delgado Iniesta. 2020. "Medium-Term Influence of Organic Fertilization on the Quality and Yield of a Celery Crop" Agronomy 10, no. 9: 1418. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091418

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