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Some Inter-relationships Between Decomposition of Various Plant Residues and Loss of Soil Organic Matter as Measured by Carbon-14 Labelling

Smith, J.H. (1966) Some Inter-relationships Between Decomposition of Various Plant Residues and Loss of Soil Organic Matter as Measured by Carbon-14 Labelling. In: The Use of Isotopes in Soil Organic Studies. pp. 223-233. Pergamon Press, New York.

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Abstract

The addition of fresh plant material to soil has been reported to accelerate the decomposition of indigenous
soil organic matter. This claim has been tested at Beltsville, Maryland using C¹?-labelled tissue
of tops and roots from several crop plants of different maturity stages and C/N ratios.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0058
Subjects: Soil > Chemistry
Soil
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 22:37
Item ID: 724
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/724