Distinct Nitrogen Provisioning From Organic Amendments in Soil as Influenced by Farming System and Water Regime

  title={Distinct Nitrogen Provisioning From Organic Amendments in Soil as Influenced by Farming System and Water Regime},
  author={Martina Lori and Sarah Symanczik and Paul M{\"a}der and Norah Efosa and Sebastian Jaenicke and Franz Buegger and Simon Tresch and Alexander Goesmann and Andreas Gattinger},
  journal={Frontiers in Environmental Science},
The majority of soil organic nitrogen (N) is bound in protein-like compounds and therefore its proteolysis in peptides and amino acids is considered the initial and rate limiting step of N mineralization. Proteolysis of N bound in organic fertilizer and subsequent provisioning for crops is a central element in agro-ecological intensification. Long-term farming system effects on N provisioning from organic fertilizer to crops and its underlying functional microbial communities were analyzed in… 

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