+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Effect of the addition of municipal solid waste compost on microbial biomass and enzyme activities in soil

Effect of the addition of municipal solid waste compost on microbial biomass and enzyme activities in soil

Biology and Fertility of Soils 10(3): 221-226

Changes in the content of C, N, P, and S in the soil biomass and in phosphatase, urease, protease, deaminase, and arylsulphatase activity, induced by amendment with municipal solid-waste compost, were determined in a clay loam soil during 1 year of incubation at 25.degree. and 35.degree. C. In the unenriched soil (control) decreasing trends in biomass C biomass N, and biomass S were observed at both temperatures. In the enriched soil, these values increased, reaching a maximum after 1 month. Biomass P, proably due to a slower process of P immobilization, showed different trends. Alkaline phosphomonoesterase, phosphodiesterase, and deaminase activity remained constant after reaching maximum values (3-5 months). Arylsulphatase, urease, and protease activity tended to return to baseline after reaching a maximum (2-3 months). Atrazine, through applied at a dose that was 10 times higher than the recommended field rate, did not modify the chemical and biochemical properties of either the control or the enriched soil. Significant positive and negative correlations between changes in biomass values and changes in enzyme activity were found. The negative correlations are attributed to the delay in the enzymatic response compared with the changes in microbial biomass.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 007262089

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1007/bf00336141

Related references

Long-term effects of mineral fertilizers in young Scots pine stands on sandy spoil heap soil. AFZ/Der Wald, Allgemeine Forst Zeitschrift fur Waldwirtschaft und Umweltvorsorge 55(21): 1138-1143, 2000

Microbial biomass and bacterial functional diversity in forest soils: effects of organic matter removal, compaction, and vegetation control. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 36(4): 571-579, 2004

Microbial biomass and abundance after forest fire in pine forests in Japan. Ecological Research 18(4): 431-441, 2003

Municipal WiFi: The Coda. Journal of Urban Technology 17(2): 3-20, 2010

Microbial biomass and activities of soils amended with municipal solid waste compost. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 49(1): 98-104, 2001

Influence of multiple factors on turf establishment of Zoysia japonica Steud. III. Studies on structure of surface soil on sports ground. Journal of Shanghai Agricultural College 17(3): 167-171, 1999

Microbial diversity on the Tatahouine Meteorite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41(8): 1249-1265, 2006

Municipal sludge metal contamination of old-field ecosystems; do liming and tilling affect remediation?. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 12(10): 1931-1943, 1993

Effects of municipal solid waste (MSW) compost on nodulation, plant growth and mineral composition of chickpea in marginal land. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 14(7): 599-604, 2005

Effects of municipal solid waste compost and trench depth on papaya (Carica papaya L.) yield and fruit quality. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society 107(107): 334-337, 1995

Short-term effects of manure application on soil leachates in a mountain catchment. Agronomie 23(4): 335-344, 2003

Soil environment and temperature affect germination and seedling growth of mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula). Weed Technology 8(4): 668-672, 1994

Enzyme activities and their correlation with seed yield and its components in mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek). Annals of Biology (Ludhiana) 9(2): 218-223, 1993

Effect of Municipal Solid Waste Compost and Compost Tea as Fertility Amendments on Growth and Tissue Element Concentration in Container-Grown Tomato. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 42(11): 1349-1362, 2011

Effects on skin of Stichopus japonicus viscera extracts detected with saponin including Holothurin A: Down-regulation of melanin synthesis and up-regulation of neocollagenesis mediated by ERK signaling pathway. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 226: 73-81, 2018