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The role of soil organic matter in temperate vegetable value chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review

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Sparrow, L and Boersma, M and Birch, C and Kapal, D and Bonney, L and Doyle, R and Kambuou, R, The role of soil organic matter in temperate vegetable value chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review, Acta Horticulturae 1018: 1st International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, 7 April 2011, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 149-155. ISSN 0567-7572 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

This paper reviews available literature on vegetable production systems in Papua New Guinea (PNG), including the role of composted organic matter in sustaining the practice of shifting cultivation. The implications for commercial temperate vegetable production in Central Province (CP), PNG, are discussed, taking into consideration the similarities and differences between CP and the traditional highland vegetable production regions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:compost, climate, soil type, shifting and continuous cultivation, nutrient recycling
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Soil Sciences
Research Field:Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Soils
Objective Field:Soils not elsewhere classified
Author:Sparrow, L (Dr Leigh Sparrow)
Author:Boersma, M (Dr Mark Boersma)
Author:Birch, C (Associate Professor Colin Birch)
Author:Bonney, L (Associate Professor Laurie Bonney)
Author:Doyle, R (Dr Richard Doyle)
ID Code:98314
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-02-11
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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