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Understanding soil nitrogen supply: organic matter quality and quantity

Shepherd, Mark; Hatch, David and Hatley, Damian (2002) Understanding soil nitrogen supply: organic matter quality and quantity. In: Powell, Jane and et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 145-146.

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The soil organic matter (SOM) contents of organic and conventionally farmed soils were compared. Whilst the quantity of SOM was found to be similar with both systems, the quality of SOM differed in respect of higher amounts of N released by the organic soils under anaerobic incubation. This indicated a greater potential rate of mineralization and suggested that the inherent fertility of the organic soils had been improved

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of organic researchers, COR, soil organic matter, nitrogen, farm systems
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Farming Systems
Soil > Soil quality
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER)
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8263
Deposited On:28 Apr 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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