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Predicting phosphorus availability from chemically diverse conventional and recycling fertilizers.
Fertilizers produced from heterogeneous, phosphorus-rich biowastes are becoming increasingly relevant. Treatment and processing (combustion, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, etc.) increase theExpand
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Decomposition of beech (Fagus sylvatica) and pine (Pinus nigra) litter along an Alpine elevation gradient: Decay and nutrient release
Litter decomposition is an important process for cycling of nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems. The objective of this study was to evaluate direct and indirect effects of climate on litterExpand
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Decomposition of European beech and Black pine foliar litter along an Alpine elevation gradient: Mass loss and molecular characteristics
Abstract Litter decomposition is an important process in global carbon (C) and nutrient cycles. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of climate on litter decomposition along anExpand
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Lignin decomposition along an Alpine elevation gradient in relation to physicochemical and soil microbial parameters.
Lignin is an aromatic plant compound that decomposes more slowly than other organic matter compounds; however, it was recently shown that lignin could decompose as fast as litter bulk carbon inExpand
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Recent Developments of No-Till and Organic Farming in India: Is a Combination of These Approaches Viable?
The increase in crop production brought by the green revolution in India is now shadowed by new challenges related to soil degradation (e.g., erosion, decline of soil organic matter content,Expand
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Does sample drying temperature affect the molecular characteristics of organic matter in soil and litter? A statistical proof using ATR infrared spectra
Abstract At each step of sample handling and pretreatment it is important to consider potential effects on the result of the analysis. Sample drying is a basic procedure in sample preparation forExpand
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Characterization of P and Si solubility in various carbonized organic residues
(1) University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Soil Research, Tulln, Austria (olivier.duboc@boku.ac.at), (2) University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Division ofExpand
Silicon Availability from Chemically Diverse Fertilizers and Secondary Raw Materials.
Crops may require Si fertilization to sustain yields. Potential Si fertilizers include industrial byproducts (e.g., steel slags), mined minerals (CaSiO3), fused Ca-Mg-phosphates, biochar, ash,Expand
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