[Effects of palygorskite application on volatilization and leaching losses of urea nitrogen in loess soil].

Abstract

By the methods of adsorption and soil column leaching, a laboratory simulation test was conducted to study the effects of palygorskite application on the volatilization and leaching losses of urea nitrogen in loess soil. Comparing with applying urea fertilizer alone, the addition of palygorskite could decrease the volatilization rate of soil urea N at peak time, with the ammonia volatilization loss decreased by 13.6%-15.0%. When the palygorskite application rate was 0.3 and 0.6 g x kg(-1), the leaching rate of soil NH4(+) -N and NO3(-) -N decreased, with the leaching loss of soil mineral N decreased by 13.7% and 13.6%, respectively. Applying 0.9 g x kg(-1) of palygorskite application increased the leaching rate of soil NH4(+) -N and NO3(-) -N, with the leaching loss of soil mineral N increased by 6.1%. Applying 0.3 g x kg(-1) of palygorskite increased soil NH4(+) -N content by 0.20 mg x kg(-1), while applying 0.9 g x kg(-1) of palygorskite decreased soil NH4(+) -N content by 0.42 mg x kg(-1). Palygorskite application increased soil NO3(-) -N content by 1.24-2.52 mg x kg(-1). It was concluded that the application of palygorskite could decrease the volatilization rate of urea N, and applying appropriate amounts of palygorskite could decrease the leaching loss of soil mineral N and increase the contents of soil NH4(+) -N and NO3(-) -N.

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@article{Liu2009EffectsOP, title={[Effects of palygorskite application on volatilization and leaching losses of urea nitrogen in loess soil].}, author={Xue-zhou Liu and Hai-ming Lin and Di Wang and Jing-Zhen Zhang and Yali Zhao and Deng-Xing Zhao}, journal={Ying yong sheng tai xue bao = The journal of applied ecology}, year={2009}, volume={20 4}, pages={823-8} }