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Author(s):Caron, Jean; Kay, B. D.; Perfect, E.
Author Affiliation:Universite Laval, Departement des sols, Pavillon Paul Comtois, Sainte-Foy, Quebec; Land Resource Science Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Title:Short-term decrease in soil structural stability following bromegrass establishment on a clay loam soil
Source:Plant and Soil. Vol. 145, No. 1, September 1992, p. 121-130.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Dordrecht, Netherland: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Related Web URL:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00009548
    Last checked: 10/14/2015
    Notes: Abstract only
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Bromus inermis; Clay loam soils; Soil structure; Root length; Aggregates
Abstract/Contents:"The improvement in soil structural stability when grasses are grown in an unstable soil is well documented. Laboratory and field experiments have confirmed, however, that the introduction of bromegrass (Bromus inermis L.) can cause a significant short term decrease in stability. The decrease in stability was not related to changes in the redox potential, carbohydrate content or pH. The decrease in stability did correlate, however, with an increase in root length. The decrease in stability on introduction of bromegrass appears to be caused by physical fragmentation of aggregates by root penetration and/or by weakening of aggregates by enhanced wetting and drying."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Caron, J., B. D. Kay, and E. Perfect. 1992. Short-term decrease in soil structural stability following bromegrass establishment on a clay loam soil. Plant Soil. 145(1):p. 121-130.
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