Microbial response of soils with organic and conventional management history to the cultivation of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)-maize under climate chamber conditions

@article{Fliessbach2013MicrobialRO,
  title={Microbial response of soils with organic and conventional management history to the cultivation of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)-maize under climate chamber conditions},
  author={Andreas Fliessbach and Bruno Nietlispach and Monika Messmer and Ana-Sue Rodr{\'i}guez-Romero and Paul F. Maeder},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={829-837}
}
An experiment was carried out in a climate chamber to analyse if Bt-maize may cause particular changes in soils with different levels of microbial biomass and activity due to long-term management history. Among the soils selected, the ones managed organically for 30 years exhibited twice the microbial biomass and 2.6 times the dehydrogenase activity (DHA… CONTINUE READING