Study

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

  • Published source details 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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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

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Water: Add manure to the soil

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Mediterranean Farmland

Soil: Add manure to the soil

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Mediterranean Farmland
  1. Water: Add manure to the soil

    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.

     

  2. Soil: Add manure to the soil

    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.

     

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