Biochemical activities in a degraded soil restored by two amendments: a laboratory study

  title={Biochemical activities in a degraded soil restored by two amendments: a laboratory study},
  author={Alessandro Saviozzi and P. Bufalino and Renato Levi-Minzi and Riccardo Riffaldi},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
This study investigated the soil biochemical activity after different amounts of organic materials with varying degrees of stability [sewage sludge (SS), and farmyard manure (FYM)] were incorporated into a degraded Mediterranean soil. SS greatly enhanced the biomass C content and increased respiration. Soil treated with fresh material (SS) produced more CO2 than that treated with stabilized FYM, with higher values being obtained at the highest dose. FYM maintained high levels of dehydrogenase… CONTINUE READING
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