Changes in topsoil, standing litter and tree nutrient content of a Pinus patula plantation after phosphorus and potassium fertilization

@article{Crous2010ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in topsoil, standing litter and tree nutrient content of a Pinus patula plantation after phosphorus and potassium fertilization},
  author={Jacob W. Crous and Andrew R. Morris and Mary C. Scholes},
  journal={European Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={130},
  pages={277-292}
}
A major goal for sustainable forestry management is to prevent a decline in soil fertility over time. The impact of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilization on the nutrients in the foliage, standing litter and topsoil (0 to −10 cm) at the end of the third crop rotation (at age 15 years) was determined. Three quantities (20/20, 40/40 and 80/80 kg ha−1) of both P and K fertilizer was applied at different stages of stand development (all at planting, all post-pruning at age 5 years, or… CONTINUE READING