The influence of fertilisers upon microbial activity in peat - II. Calcium and Nitrogen.

  • J.J. Gardiner Forestry Department, University College, Dublin.
Keywords: Soil microflora, soil bacteria, peat soils, fertilisers, soil nitrogen, soil pH, soil calcium, soil organic matter, peat decomposition, fertilisation, soil nutrients, silviculture, peatlands.

Abstract

A large proportion of some of the nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus in certain peat types are unavailable to most crops. Peats are also characterised by having a low pH (Gorham, 1953), a high moisture content (Burke, 1967), a high carbon to nitrogen ratio and a relatively inert microbial population (Dickinson and Dooley, 1967). These features cause or lead to an extremely slow peat to plant nutrient cycling system...
Published
1975-11-01
How to Cite
Gardiner, J. (1975). The influence of fertilisers upon microbial activity in peat - II. Calcium and Nitrogen . Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9316
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