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Evaluation of the soil biological activity in a remediation soil assay using organic amendments and vegetal cover.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17306865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The recovery of a degraded soil was assayed in greenhouse conditions by applying organic amendments and revegetation with grasses. Two types of organic residues were used: sewage sludge composted with pruning waste (CPW), at 8.5 and 85 Mg ha(-1) and sewage sludge treated by thermal drying (TD), at 22 and 46 Mg ha(-1). The vegetal cover was established by sowing different herbaceous species commonly used in the revegetation of degraded alkaline soils (100 and 200 Kg of seeds ha(-1)). The chemical soil parameters and enzymatic activities (alkaline phosphatase, urease, and beta-glucosidase) and the vegetal biomass were evaluated. The type of amendment and the doses applied had different effects on the soil characteristics. However sowing dose did not have a significant effect on the parameters analysed. Organic matter was the only soil parameter affected by the interaction between the sowing rate and the amendment dose. The phosphatase and glucosidase activities showed significant correlation with the percentage of N in the leaves and stems, furthermore the phosphate activity was significantly related to the dry weight of leaves and stems.
Isabel Sastre-Conde; José Gerardo Cabezas; Ana Guerrero; María Angeles Vicente; María Del Carmen Lobo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-02-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  378     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-17     Completed Date:  2007-08-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
IRFAP. Conselleria d'Agricultura i Pesca del Govern de Illes Balears, C/ Eusebi Estada, n degrees 145, 07009, Palma de Mallorca (Illes Balears), Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Alkaline Phosphatase / metabolism
Conservation of Natural Resources
Nitrogen / analysis
Phosphorus / analysis
Plants / growth & development
Soil / analysis
Soil Microbiology*
Urease / metabolism
beta-Glucosidase / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sewage; 0/Soil; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus; 7727-37-9/Nitrogen; EC Phosphatase; EC; EC

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