The effect of mulching on moisture content and nutrient elements in the soil

Wlodek, J.; Wlodek, L.; Lenartowicz, W.

Prace Inst. Sadown. Skierniewice 1: 81-109


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Studies were carried out on mulches and mulched soils in apple and cherry orchards. Decomposing plant materials were found to lose mainly K during their decomposition. The water-holding capacity of partially-decayed plant matter seemed to be rather high. It was found that large amounts of K and organic compounds with a high C: N ratio dissolved out of the organic mulches into solution.