Wood ash application increases pH but does not harm the soil mesofauna.

@article{Qin2017WoodAA,
  title={Wood ash application increases pH but does not harm the soil mesofauna.},
  author={Jiayi Qin and Mads Frederik Hovmand and Flemming Ekelund and Regin R{\o}nn and S{\o}ren Br{\o}gger Christensen and Gerard Arjen de Groot and Louise Hindborg Mortensen and Simon Skov and Paul Henning Krogh},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2017},
  volume={224},
  pages={
          581-589
        }
}
Application of bioash from biofuel combustion to soil supports nutrient recycling, but may have unwanted and detrimental ecotoxicological side-effects, as the ash is a complex mixture of compounds that could affect soil invertebrates directly or through changes in their food or habitat conditions. To examine this, we performed laboratory toxicity studies of the effects of wood-ash added to an agricultural soil and the organic horizon of a coniferous plantation soil with the detrivore soil… Expand
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