Effect of application rate of commercial lignite coal-derived amendments on early-stage growth of Medicago sativa and soil health, in acidic soil conditions

@inproceedings{Little2013EffectOA,
  title={Effect of application rate of commercial lignite coal-derived amendments on early-stage growth of Medicago sativa and soil health, in acidic soil conditions},
  author={Karen Little and Michael T Rose and Antonio F. Patti and Timothy R. Cavagnaro and Roy William Jackson},
  year={2013}
}
The occurrence of acidic soils in Australia limits agricultural productivity. It is claimed that commercially available lignite coal-derived products have the capacity to buffer soil pH. In addition, manufacturers of these products and farmer anecdotal evidence suggest promotion of plant shoot and root growth. This study investigated the effect of application rate of lignite coal-derived amendments on the early-stage growth of a pasture legume, lucerne (Medicago sativa), and soil health in a… CONTINUE READING