Decomposition and nitrogen release patterns of tree prunings and litter

@article{Mafongoya1998DecompositionAN,
  title={Decomposition and nitrogen release patterns of tree prunings and litter},
  author={Paramu Mafongoya and Ken E Giller and Cheryl A. Palm},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={1998},
  volume={38},
  pages={77-97}
}
Many studies have shown that agroforestry tree prunings can supply sufficient nutrients to meet crop demand, with the exception of phosphorus. The potential of these organic inputs to supply nutrients depends on their resource quality. Various indices have been developed to predict decomposition and nitrogen release patterns of tree prunings. To date the (lignin + polyphenol):N ratio seems to be the most robust ratio for predicting mass loss and nitrogen release. However, no critical value can… CONTINUE READING

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