Agricultural soil properties and crop production on Lithuanian sandy and loamy Cambisols after the application of calcareous sapropel fertilizer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/8791
Title:
Agricultural soil properties and crop production on Lithuanian sandy and loamy Cambisols after the application of calcareous sapropel fertilizer
Authors:
Bakšienė, Eugenija; Fullen, Michael A.; Booth, Colin A.
Abstract:
Lake-derived organic-rich mud (sapropel) is used as a soil fertilizer on sandy loam Haplic Luvisols in Lithuania. Various application rates (50, 100, 150 and 200 t ha-1) were applied to crop rotations (maize, barley, clover, winter rye, potatoes and oats) and their subsequent long-term influences on soil physico-chemical properties and crop production determined. Soil agrochemical properties were evaluated before (1984 – 1985) and after the end of the first (1989 – 1990), second (1995 – 1996) and third (2001 – 2002) crop rotations from seven treatments with four replications. In most cases, after each crop rotation, there were notable increases in pH, total absorbed bases, total nitrogen content, available phosphorus and potassium and soil organic matter content (humus). After three rotations, changes in soil acidity, total nitrogen and humus on all sapropel treatments were significant (p < 0.05), but effects on phosphorus and potassium were not significant. In comparison, for most treatments, manure produced greater improvements in soil properties than sapropel. However, after 18 years of application, sapropel did improve crop productivity almost to the level achieved by applications of manure and fertilizers. Therefore, results demonstrate there are long-term benefits of sapropel applications, namely improvements in soil properties and crop productivity.
Citation:
Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 52(2): 201-206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/8791
DOI:
10.1080/03650340600626938
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03650340600626938
Submitted date:
2007-02-22
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Metadata only
ISSN:
0365-0340
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group; Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorBakšienė, Eugenija-
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.-
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Colin A.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-22T16:25:51Z-
dc.date.available2007-02-22T16:25:51Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.date.submitted2007-02-22-
dc.identifier.citationArchives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 52(2): 201-206en
dc.identifier.issn0365-0340-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03650340600626938-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/8791-
dc.descriptionMetadata only-
dc.description.abstractLake-derived organic-rich mud (sapropel) is used as a soil fertilizer on sandy loam Haplic Luvisols in Lithuania. Various application rates (50, 100, 150 and 200 t ha-1) were applied to crop rotations (maize, barley, clover, winter rye, potatoes and oats) and their subsequent long-term influences on soil physico-chemical properties and crop production determined. Soil agrochemical properties were evaluated before (1984 – 1985) and after the end of the first (1989 – 1990), second (1995 – 1996) and third (2001 – 2002) crop rotations from seven treatments with four replications. In most cases, after each crop rotation, there were notable increases in pH, total absorbed bases, total nitrogen content, available phosphorus and potassium and soil organic matter content (humus). After three rotations, changes in soil acidity, total nitrogen and humus on all sapropel treatments were significant (p < 0.05), but effects on phosphorus and potassium were not significant. In comparison, for most treatments, manure produced greater improvements in soil properties than sapropel. However, after 18 years of application, sapropel did improve crop productivity almost to the level achieved by applications of manure and fertilizers. Therefore, results demonstrate there are long-term benefits of sapropel applications, namely improvements in soil properties and crop productivity.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03650340600626938en
dc.subjectCrop yielden
dc.subjectSoil chemical propertiesen
dc.subjectCambisolsen
dc.subjectSapropelen
dc.subjectLithuania-
dc.subjectSandy soils-
dc.subjectSoil management-
dc.subjectSoil fertility-
dc.titleAgricultural soil properties and crop production on Lithuanian sandy and loamy Cambisols after the application of calcareous sapropel fertilizeren
dc.typeArticleen
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