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- Luo, Gongwen; Li, Ling; Friman, Ville-Petri; Guo, Junjie; Guo, Shiwei; Shen, Qirong; Ling, Ning
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2018 v.124 pp. 105-115
- agroecosystems; animal manures; crop yield; cropland; cropping systems; enzyme activity; fertilizer application; meta-analysis; microbial biomass; microbiome; mineral fertilizers; nitrogen; nitrogen content; soil; soil ecosystems; soil fertility; soil nutrient dynamics; soil organic carbon; wheat
- ... Although numerous studies suggest that organic amendments are better at maintaining soil fertility and crop production than mineral-only fertilization, it is unclear if this occurs in different agricultural systems on a global scale. Here we report a comprehensive meta-analysis of 690 independent experiments comparing the performance of organic amendments and mineral-only fertilization on crop yie ...