Field measurement of net nitrogen mineralization of manured soil cropped to maize

  title={Field measurement of net nitrogen mineralization of manured soil cropped to maize},
  author={Stefano Monaco and Dario Sacco and Teresa Borda and Carlo Grignani},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
We evaluated the in situ net nitrogen (N) mineralization in a soil cropped to maize and fertilized for 11 years with cattle slurry or farmyard manure, both common on livestock farms of the Po River valley in Northern Italy. The net N mineralization of the tilled soil layer was measured in six consecutive incubation periods after manure application, for a total of 12 weeks, using the polyethylene buried bags technique. Results showed that net N mineralization was followed by N immobilization and… CONTINUE READING


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