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The immobilization and release of nitrogen in soil and the chemical characteristics of nitrogen in those processes

Kai, H.; Kawaguchi, S.

Proceedings, International Seminar on Soil Environment and Fertility Management in Intensive Agriculture SEFMIA, Japan 1977: 315-323

1977


Accession: 000776251

Rice straw application greatly accelerated the mineralization of soil nitrogen. In addition, it contributed considerably to the accumulation of decomposable organic nitrogen in the soil. The residual effect of the rice straw on the nitrogen supply of the soil decreased progressively at later stages of decomposition. There were clear differences in the percentage distribution of various forms of organic nitrogen between immobilized-N and native-N.

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