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Author(s):Beck, Hanne; Christensen, Soren
Author Affiliation:State Laboratory for Crop and Soil Research, 24 Lottenborgvej, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark.
Title:The Effect of Grass Maturing and Root Decay on N2O Production in Soil
Source:Plant and Soil. Vol. 103, No. 2, 1987, p. 269-273.
Publishing Information:Dordrecht, Netherland: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Related Web URL:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02370399
    Last checked: 10/14/2015
    Notes: Abstract only
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Denitrification; Organic matter; Root zone; Roots; Soils
Abstract/Contents:"The N2O flux from the surface of grass-covered pots was only significant following grass maturing. Removal of the above-ground plant material resulted in an immediate and long-lasting increase in N2O production in the soil. The results suggest that easily available organic matter from the roots stimulates the denitrification when the plants are damaged. Grass cutting might therefore result in a marked nitrogen loss through denitrification. The quantitative effect was equal in soil with and without succinate added. The size of the anaerobic zone around the roots is therefore sufficient to allow for denitrification activity mediated by increased organic matter availability because of plant cutting."
Summary Land: En., Fr., De.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Beck, H., and S. Christensen. 1987. The Effect of Grass Maturing and Root Decay on N2O Production in Soil. Plant Soil. 103(2):p. 269-273.
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