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Author(s):Serra-Wittling, Claire; Houot, Sabine; Barriuso, Enrique
Author Affiliation:Proctor and Gamble France, Nuelly sur Seine, France; Unite de Science du SOl, INRA, Centre de Grignon, Thiverval-Grignon, France
Title:Modification of soil water retention and biological properties by municipal solid waste compost
Source:Compost Science & Utilization. Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 1996, p. 44-52.
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:Emmaus, PA: JG Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Soil water retention; Composts; Enzymes; Microbiology; Application rates
Abstract/Contents:"A compost originating from the organic fraction of MSW, separately collected, was added to a loamy soil at different application rates. Modifications of soil physical amd biological properties were studied after compost addition. Water retention properties, after compost addition to soil, were monitored. Organic carbon mineralization was followed during a six month-incubation. Enzyme activities were assayed immediately after compost addition, as well as after incubation of soil-compost mixtures. These properties provided information about the modification of overall microbiological activity and specific nutrient cycles in the amended soil. Water retention, carbon mineralization and most enzyme activities after incubation were increased by compost incorporation. The additivity or nonadditivity of compost effects on soil properties was discussed."
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Serra-Wittling, C., S. Houot, and E. Barriuso. 1996. Modification of soil water retention and biological properties by municipal solid waste compost. Compost Sci. Util. 4(1):p. 44-52.
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