Nitrogen Loss from Soils and Oxide Surfaces

  title={Nitrogen Loss from Soils and Oxide Surfaces},
  author={Nil Ratan Dhar and Nalini Pant},
IT has been reported1 that when a virgin soil is brought under cultivation, the percentage of total nitrogen usually falls off with time up to a limiting value. A loss of nitrogen from soils on the addition of nitrogenous compounds, especially when the conditions are favourable for oxidation, has also been observed by different investigators; but this phenomenon has been explained satisfactorily by Dhar and collaborators2, who have postulated that this type of nitrogen loss in soils is chiefly… 

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