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Increased soil nitrogen supply enhances root-derived available soil carbon leading to reduced potential nitrification activity
Nitrogen (N) immobilisation by heterotrophic microorganisms is critical for reducing N losses from soils and ensuring a long-term supply of N to plants in grassland ecosystems. The supply of carbon (C) available to soil ...
Co-occurring increased phosphatase activity and labile P depletion in the rhizosphere of Lupinus angustifolius assessed with a novel, combined 2D-imaging approach
Innovative non-destructive 2D imaging methods such as zymography and diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) have been developed recently to assess the distribution of phosphatase activity and labile solutes at the root-soil ...
The influence of rock fragments on field capacity water content in stony soils from hard sandstone alluvium
Worldwide, rock fragments (RFs) are generally considered inert with respect to bulk soil hydraulic properties, such that all soil water retention properties predicted by national pedotransfer functions (such as S-map) are ...
Reduced root water uptake of summer maize grown in water-repellent soils simulated by HYDRUS-1D
Soil water repellency (SWR) is an ubiquitous soil property, that has major effects on surface and subsurface water flow, soil erosion, and therefore also affects plant growth and development. Soil water repellency has been ...
A rapid fractionation method for assessing key soil phosphorus parameters in agroecosystems
A wide variety of soil phosphorus (P) fractionation schemes have been developed and used extensively for over 60 years, however, most are laborious and provide limited information on key parameters such as P mobility and ...