Nutrient content of the moist tropical forest of Ghana

  title={Nutrient content of the moist tropical forest of Ghana},
  author={David Greenland and J. M. L. Kowal},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The total weight of vegetation on an area of just over 1 acre of old secondary forest in the moist forest zone of Ghana has been determined, and found to be equivalent to roughly 150 tons per acre dry weight. The nutrient content of each component of the vegetation was also determined and showed that the amounts of the major nutrients immobilised in the vegetation were: N, 1,800 lb./acre; P, 120 lb./acre; K, 800 1b./acre; Ca, 2,400 lb./acre; Mg, 350 lb./acre. The corresponding amounts of… CONTINUE READING
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