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Integrating multiple soil and disease management practices may improve crop productivity and disease control, but potential interactions and limitations need to be determined. Three different potential disease-suppressive management practices, including a Brassica napus (rapeseed) green manure rotation crop, conifer-based compost amendment, and three(More)
Bulk and low molecular weight (LMW) (<1 kDa) water-extractable carbon were collected from fresh and microbially degraded wheat straw (Triticum aestivum L.) and crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.) residues to monitor early-stage humification over an 8-wk incubation. Copper complexation parameters were determined for both bulk and LMW water-extractable C(More)
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Although composts are commonly used soil amendments in a variety of production systems, literature reports on the effects of compost on soil properties are inconsistent. This study examined three mature composts, two immature composts, and one commercial compost produced by combining highly decomposed material with fresher material; all were produced from(More)
The burning of a papermill sludge and wood mixture and landspreading the resulting ash is a potential means of disposal of papermill sludge without the use of valuable landfill space. This study evaluated the effectiveness of ashes derived from a mixture of papermill sludge and wood sources to act as an alternative liming agent. The calcium carbonate(More)
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