The influence of fertilisers upon microbial activity in peat - I. Superphosphate and ground mineral phosphate.

  • J.J. Gardiner Forestry Department, University College, Dublin.
  • M.J. Geoghegan Department of Industrial Microbiology, University College, Dublin.
Keywords: Fertilisers, fertilisation, microbial activity, soil microflora, nitrogen uptake, soil phosphorus, silviculture, forest soils.

Abstract

Growth of forest trees on many of the peat types occurring in Ireland is extremely slow due to the nutritional poverty of the peats, but the addition of phosphate improves the rate of growth. In addition to this growth response to phosphate, foliar analyses have shown that uptake of nitrogen by trees from peat treated with Ground Mineral Phosphate (G.N.A.P.) is much higher than that from untreated peat...
Published
1975-11-01
How to Cite
Gardiner, J., & Geoghegan, M. (1975). The influence of fertilisers upon microbial activity in peat - I. Superphosphate and ground mineral phosphate. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9302
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