The influence of fertilisers upon microbial activity in peat - II. Calcium and Nitrogen.
Keywords: Soil microflora, soil bacteria, peat soils, fertilisers, soil nitrogen, soil pH, soil calcium, soil organic matter, peat decomposition, fertilisation, soil nutrients, silviculture, peatlands.
AbstractA 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...
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Gardiner, J. (1975) “The influence of fertilisers upon microbial activity in peat - II. Calcium and Nitrogen. ”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9316 (Accessed: 21September2023).