Fertilization and irrigation effects on the Geranium-Hedysarum Meadows, Northwestern Caucasus, Russia

@article{Kazantseva2013FertilizationAI,
  title={Fertilization and irrigation effects on the Geranium-Hedysarum Meadows, Northwestern Caucasus, Russia},
  author={E. S. Kazantseva},
  journal={Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={68},
  pages={35-43}
}
  • E. Kazantseva
  • Published 22 March 2013
  • Biology
  • Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin
We investigated the response of an alpine highly productive plant community to soil nutrient addition and irrigation. A 10-year experiment, including additions of calcium, phosphorus, nitrogen, phosphorus + nitrogen, and irrigation—was conducted in the northwestern Caucasus, Russia, at 2800 m above sea level. We found out that aboveground biomass did not change significantly. But the biomass increased by 25% in the case of the treatment with calcium addition compared with the control, also the… 
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