The Effects of Cultivation on Soil Nitrogen Mineralization

Silgram, M. and Shepherd, M.A. (1999) The Effects of Cultivation on Soil Nitrogen Mineralization. Advances in Agronomy, 65. pp. 267-311.

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This chapter discusses the effects of cultivation on soil-nitrogen mineralization. The chapter provides extensive information on methods of mineralization measurement, cultivation effects on soil physical conditions and nitrogen mineralization, and management implications. The chapter summarizes the available methods of measuring mineralization, assess the effects of cultivation on soil physical properties (which will influence biochemical processes), and review evidence for the effects of cultivation on nitrogen mineralization. Within the review, one aims to quantify the size (or reported ranges) of cultivation effects on the mineral nitrogen pool, including the effects on the overall magnitude and temporal dynamics of nitrogen release; to examine the reasons for cultivation apparently increasing mineralization; and to provide information on areas where further research is required.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: We are grateful to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishereis and Food, London, for providing funding for the preparation of this review.
Author Affiliation: ADAS Wolverhampton “Woodthorne” Wolverhampton WV6 8TQ, United Kingdom
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 05:05
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 05:05
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