Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli

6 abril 2015

Field experiments examined whether the effects of living mulch on broccoli yield and yield components are dependent on fertilizer rates. In one experiment, broccoli yields were similar in living mulch and bare soil controls under the highest rates of fertilizer application. In a second experiment, living mulch reduced broccoli yields from 28-63 percent, depending on fertilizer rate. The authors concluded that organic fertilizer may have inconsistent effects on broccoli yields in living mulch systems.