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Individual study: Creating acid grassland by adding sulphur and re-seeding at Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, England

Published source details

Ausden M. & Kemp M. (2005) Creating acid grassland by adding sulphur and re-seeding at Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 13-15

Summary

Former arable land at Minsmere RSPB Reserve, eastern England, was treated with sulphur, herbicide was applied to control weeds, and seeds were sown in an attempt to create acid grassland. Soil pH was reduced and acid grassland target species dominated the vegetation three years after seeding.