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Author(s):Weindorf, David C.; Zartman, Richard E.; Allen, B. L.
Author Affiliation:Weindorf: Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas; Zartman and Allen: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Title:Effect of compost on soil properties in Dallas, Texas
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Source:Compost Science & Utilization. Vol. 14, No. 1, Winter 2006, p. 59-67.
Publishing Information:Emmaus, PA: JG Press
# of Pages:9
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Composts; Infiltration rate; Soil moisture; pH; Salinity; Physical properties of soil; Soil texture; Soil types (Mineralogical); Climatic factors
Geographic Terms:Dallas, Texas
Abstract/Contents:"Compost derived from landscape debris was incorporated into seven different soils in the Dallas, Texas area at variable rates. Treatment levels for each of the 3.34 m2 quadrats were compost depths of approximately 0.0, 2.5, 5.0, and 7.5 cm. Composted plots were evaluated for two years to quantify differences in infiltration rate, moisture content, coefficient of linear extensibility (COLE), pH and salinity relative to control plots. Substantial differences in soil properties between sites barred comparison between sites. However, significant site-specific differences between control and treatments were observed. Infiltration rate was more strongly affected by soil texture, soil mineralogy, and climatic effects than by the addition of compost. Compost incorporation may provide a significant reduction in COLE values, but not necessarily to levels below the "very high" shrink/swell class. Soil water content significantly increased with elevated levels of compost in Austin, Eddy, and Brackett soils. Incorporated landscape compost does provide quantifiable benefits to soil physical properties on certain soil series in the Dallas area."
See Also:Other items relating to: Soil Salinity
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Zartman, R. E., D. C. Weindorf, and B. L. Allen. 2006. Effect of compost on soil properties in Dallas, Texas. Compost Sci. Util. 14(1):p. 59-67.
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