Nutrient status of boglands and their microbiology with regard to afforestation.

  • J.J. Gardiner Dept. of Industrial Microbiology, University College, Dublin.
Keywords: Bogs, peat, soil nutrients, soil chemistry, drainage, spacing, ploughing, climate, peatlands.

Abstract

An early idea that the soil type which developed in any area was determined primarily, if not solely by the climate, though abandoned generally, still holds very true as far as peats are concerned. Not only is the formation of peat dependent upon climatic conditions but also the nutrient status within the different peats is influenced to a large extent by climate and topography. It can be said, that the great factors influencing the level of fertility of virgin peats are (a) climate and topography (b) the microflora.
Published
1966-11-01
How to Cite
Gardiner, J. (1966) “Nutrient status of boglands and their microbiology with regard to afforestation.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9061 (Accessed: 18April2024).
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