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Precision N management for field vegetables in organic soils: a short review

  • L. Longchamps (a1) and N. Tremblay (a1)

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Field vegetables require large amounts of N and precision N management (PNM) may help increase their productivity, quality and profitability while reducing N leaching in the biosphere. Few studies investigated PNM for field vegetables. This may be explained by the great diversity in crops and cultivars which complicate the broad implementation of PNM discoveries. Field vegetables are often grown in histosols, which have unique properties such as quantity of N mineralized and the spatial pattern of organic soil depth. Finally, research gaps exist in the development of decision support systems adapted to field vegetable crops grown in histosols.

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