Impact of residue quality on the C and N mineralization of leaf and root residues of three agroforestry species

  title={Impact of residue quality on the C and N mineralization of leaf and root residues of three agroforestry species},
  author={Bernard Vanlauwe and O. C. Nwoke and Nteranya Sanginga and Roel Merckx},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
A laboratory incubation experiment with 15N labeled root and leaf residues of 3 agroforestry species (Leucaena leucocephala, Dactyladenia barteri and Flemingia macrophylla) was conducted under controlled conditions (25 C) for 56 days to quantify residue C and N mineralization and its relationship with residue quality. No uniform relation was found between the chemical composition of the above and below residues. The leucaena and dactyladenia roots contained more lignin (8 and 26% respectively… CONTINUE READING
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