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Individual study: Differential responses of structural and functional aspects of soil microbes and nematodes to abiotic and biotic modifications of the soil environment

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Papatheodorou E.M., Kordatos H., Kouseras T., Monokrousos N., Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U., Diamantopoulos J., Stamou G.P. & Argyropoulou M.D. (2012) Differential responses of structural and functional aspects of soil microbes and nematodes to abiotic and biotic modifications of the soil environment. Applied Soil Ecology, 61, 26-33


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Water: Add manure to the soil Mediterranean Farmland

A replicated, randomized, controlled study in 2009 in an abandoned wheat field in Greece found similar amounts of water in soils with or without added manure. Water availability: Similar amounts of water were found in soils with or without added manure (8–15%). Methods: Plots (1 x 1 m) had added manure (4 kg/m2) or no added manure (four plots for each). Manure was added in January and incorporated into the soil with a mattock. Soil samples (three/plot, 3–20 cm depth) were collected in March and June.

 

Soil: Add manure to the soil Mediterranean Farmland

A replicated, randomized, controlled study in 2009 in an abandoned wheat field in Greece found similar numbers of nematodes in plots with or without added manure. Soil organisms: Similar numbers of nematodes were found in soils with or without added manure (368–559 vs 308–567 individuals/100 cm3). Methods: Plots (1 x 1 m) had added manure (4 kg/m2) or no added manure (four plots for each). Manure was added in January and incorporated into the soil with a mattock. Soil samples (three/plot, 3–20 cm depth) were collected in March and June.