In this preliminary work we investigated the possibility to improve corn cultivation efficiency and sustainability through the use of a quarry waste material rich in zeolite minerals as soil conditioner. Corn grown under traditional fertilization was compared to corn grown on zeolitite amended soil, under fertilization reductions. Corn plants grown on zeolitite treatments showed higher chlorophyll content, a more balanced nitrogen use efficiency and a higher yield compared to control.

Is it possible to cultivate corn in a sustainable way using a quarry waste?

DI GIUSEPPE, Dario
Primo
;
FERRETTI, Giacomo
Secondo
;
FACCINI, Barbara;BIANCHINI, Gianluca
Penultimo
;
COLTORTI, Massimo
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

In this preliminary work we investigated the possibility to improve corn cultivation efficiency and sustainability through the use of a quarry waste material rich in zeolite minerals as soil conditioner. Corn grown under traditional fertilization was compared to corn grown on zeolitite amended soil, under fertilization reductions. Corn plants grown on zeolitite treatments showed higher chlorophyll content, a more balanced nitrogen use efficiency and a higher yield compared to control.
DI GIUSEPPE, Dario; Ferretti, Giacomo; Faccini, Barbara; Blasi, Emanuele; Passeri, Nicolò; Bianchini, Gianluca; Coltorti, Massimo
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