RESPONSE OF A COOL-SEASON TURF MIXTURE TO COMPOSTED CHICKEN MANURE IN A MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENT


BİLGİLİ U. , Surer I., Uzun P., Caliskan N., Acikgoz E.

JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION, vol.36, no.10, pp.1533-1548, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01904167.2013.799183
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1533-1548

Abstract

The current study addresses the effects of topdressing composted chicken manure on established turf and comparing the composted chicken manure to a chemical nitrogen (N) fertilizer. Turf color, quality and clipping yields were correlated with N sources and application timing. Monthly fertilization resulted in a more uniform color and turf quality and less clipping yields than did comparable amounts of all N sources applied each as a single application in spring and spring and fall (S + F). The monthly and/or S + F topdressing of chicken manure composts increased the color and quality ratings of the turf mixture during the growing season but did not greatly affect the clipping production.