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dc.contributor.advisorVasilikiotis, Christosen_US
dc.contributor.authorKainadas, Stefanosen_US
dc.descriptionBSc (Hons) in Enviromental Systems Managementen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references, charts and illustrationsen_US
dc.description.abstractThe main aim of this paper is to compare and evaluate the fertility, sustainability and economic viability of the conventional organic and vegan organic farming systems. The fertilization methods of each of these systems was analyzed based on their advantages and disadvantages associated with the application of chemical fertilizers, manure, vermicompost and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). The introductory section of this paper will provide with a brief historic retrospection of agriculture as well as with important information that distinguish and define each of the three agricultural systems. Lettuce was cultivated in a field at the experimental plots of Perrotis College in a Randomized Complete Block (RCBD) with four blocks and four treatments. The treatments were a chemical fertilizer, A.F.S manure, A.F.S vermicompost and a PGPR liquid. SPAD measurements, fresh and dry biomass and the root biomass data were collected during the experimental cultivation of the lettuce crop. The results of this experiment showed that the highest overall lettuce yield was achieved by the chemical fertilizer and the lowest one by manure. In conclusion conventional farming systems exhibit the best overall yield results, however the integration of organic and vegan organic methods is absolutely necessary to promote agricultural sustainabilityen_US
dc.formatSpiral bindingen_US
dc.format.extent60 pagesen_US
dc.publisherPerrotis Collegeen_US
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.subjectConventional farmingen_US
dc.subjectOrganic farmingen_US
dc.subjectVegan organic farmingen_US
dc.subjectEconomic viabilityen_US
dc.subjectFertilization methodsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganic farmingen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganic fertilizersen_US
dc.subject.otherPerrotis College - Dissertations - 2017en_US
dc.subject.otherPrecision agriculture. Perrotis Collegeen_US
dc.titleComparison and evaluation of the sustainability and economic viability of fertilization methods (chemical fertilizers, manure, vermicompost and PGPR) in conventional, organic and vegan production of lettuce (Lactuca Sativa)en_US
local.description.statusNot publisheden_US
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