Managing soil biota to deliver ecosystem services Annex B – Case study two: Stockless horticultural cropping

Case study to accompany Natural England Commissioned Report NECR100 (edition1)

Year of Publication2012

Case 2 Stockless horticultural cropping: Sandy clay loam soils with up to 40% stone - Use of green waste compost, mushroom compost, paper waste, coffee grounds ie application of (local) waste organic matter. - Integration of green manures into crop rotations. - Green manure crops incorporated to provide soil fumigation effects – for example, mustard.. See Natural England Commissioned Report NECR100 (edition1) at

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