Enzyme activity and microbial biomass in a field soil amended with municipal refuse

@article{Perucci2004EnzymeAA,
  title={Enzyme activity and microbial biomass in a field soil amended with municipal refuse},
  author={Piero Perucci},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={54-60}
}
Changes in enzyme activity levels, in biomass-C content, and in the rate of fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis were measured in a loamy soil to which solid municipal refuse had been applied as compost over a 3-year period at two different rates. Addition of the compost caused significant increases in the activity of all enzymes tested. The increases were much higher at 90 t ha-1 year-1 than at 30 t ha-1 year-1. Significant increases were also observed in the biomass-C content and in the rate of… CONTINUE READING