The eutrophication of surface and ground water from agricultural activities is a major concern for EU policy. In this context, Flanders has to meet the objectives of the European Nitrates Directive. Overall soil condition, for example C sources, microbiology and soil structure affect N availability. C and N turnover processes may be affected by the fertilization practice. Having explored data from long-term cropping experiments, Mulvaney et al. (2009) stated that synthetic N depletes soil N. Our objective was to study the effect of applied mineral N on the N mineralization process in cultivated land with a short-term perspective. The research question was if a priming effect would take place, i.e. an enhancement of the net N release from soil organic matter after a mineral N input.
|Titel||Proceedings of the 17th nitrogen workshop – Innovations for sustainable use of nitrogen resources. 26th - 29th June 2012, Wexford, Ireland|
|Editors||K.G. Richards, O. Fenton, C.J. Watson|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||978-1-84170-588-0|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 2012|
|Evenement||17th Nitrogen Workshop - Wexford, Ierland|
Duur: 26-jun-2012 → 29-jun-2012