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Microbial indicators of fertility in arable land

Kalle Svensson

Microbial indicators of fertility in arable land

by Kalle Svensson

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Published by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil productivity.,
  • Soil fertility.,
  • Soil microbiology.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKalle Svensson.
    SeriesActa Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae -- 330.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18217741M
    ISBN 109157661707

    Arable land (% of land area) from The World Bank: Data. worldwide. Restoring soil fertility and its sustainable use is the primary aim of modern agriculture. A very sensitive indicator used to determine changes in soil is microbial biomass content. Although microbial biomass represents less than 5% of the total organic matter in soils, it plays an essential role in soil life contributing.

      In order to evaluate if microbial groups could represent indicators of soil conditions, land use and/or climate conditions, we clustered the sites into different environment types using the k. Assessment of phosphorus leaching losses from arable land. Plant and Soil. , pp. Changes in the microbial community of an arable soil caused by long-term metal contamination V. and Abbott, L. K. (ed.) Soil biology and fertility - a key to sustainable land use in agriculture Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands. pp.

    The Global Agriculture Microbial Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of % during the forecast period (). In , North America was the largest geographic segment of the market studied. Agricultural microbial are produced from naturally-occurring microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa among others.   An understanding of agroecosystems is key to determining effective farming systems. Here we report results from a year study of agronomic and ecological performance of biodynamic, bioorganic, and conventional farming systems in Central Europe. We found crop yields to be 20% lower in the organic systems, although input of fertilizer and energy was .


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Svensson, Kalle (). Microbial indicators of fertility in arable land. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala: Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria, ; ISBN [Doctoral thesis]Cited by: 3. Microbial indicators of fertility in arable land.

By Kalle Svensson. Abstract. In this thesis eleven microbial variables were evaluated as indicators of soil fertility. The variables were derived from short-incubation tests based on respiration, denitrification, ammonium oxidation, and alkaline phosphatase activity.

Author: Kalle Svensson. Konrad Mengel, in Developments in Crop Science, 4 Organic phosphate and mycorrhiza in soil cropping systems.

In arable land the concentration of organic phosphate is in the order of 50% of total phosphate in the upper soil layer and in grassland soils the proportion of organic phosphate may be even higher (Sharpley, ).A substantial part of organic phosphate, up to.

Microbial and biochemical soil quality indicators and their potential for differentiating areas under contrasting agricultural management regimes.

Soil Biology and Biochemistry – 54 Scullion, J., Eason, W.R., and Scott, E.P. Cited by:   Witt et al. () demonstrated a clear indication that biomass underwent a transition from sink to source of plant nutrients, flooded rice being the indicator crop.

Microbial Biomass: As An Indicator of Heavy Metals and Pesticides Pollution. Increasing disposal of sewage sludge on land has the potential to increase heavy metals in soil. Assessment of changing agricultural land use: response of vegetation, ground-dwelling spiders and beetles to the conversion of arable land into grassland (J.

Perner, S. Malt). Auchenorrhyncha communities as indicators of disturbance in grasslands (Insecta, Hemiptera) - a case study from the Elbe flood plains (northern Germany) (H. Nickel, J. Soil Fertility, Microbial Indices, and Land Uses showed greater pH than the arable land, which could be attributed to the release of bases.

The influence of the earthworm Aporrectodea caliginosa on the biomass and the proportion of active and dormant soil microorganisms after the addition of cut perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) to upper soil from agricultural field was studied in a microcosm experiment.

During a 2-month period, soil samples were taken 1, 8, 22, 36, 50, and 64 days after cut grass. Microbial biomass C (MBC) only accounts for about % of total soil organic C (Xu et al., ), but is the most active portion in driving SOM decomposition and storage (Kaschuk et al., ).

Additionally, MBC is an important indicator of soil quality since it is highly sensitive to environmental variation (Kaschuk et al., ). Thus, a. Biochar application to the soil has been recommended as a carbon (C) management approach to sequester C and improve soil quality.

Three-year experiments were conducted to investigate the interactive effects of three types of amendments on microbial biomass carbon, soil dehydrogenase activity and soil microbial community abundance in luvisols of arable land in.

microbial biomass, enzymatic activity, and basal respiration are used as indicators of soil quality (21). In fact, some authors suggest that a soil quality indicator is not adequate if it is not. Trade-offs in soil fertility management on arable farms quence of farming practices (Smith, ).

Management of arable land through repeated disturbance has turned many arable soils into C sources (Lal et al., ), contributing to climate change. soil fertility indicators such as SOC content, soil N supply and phospho. Soil samples were collected from different areas including arable land and anthropogenic forest in three provinces (Jiangxi, Hubei and Henan) across south to north China (Table 1 and Fig.

1A). Briefly, the distance of sampled sites as the crow flies is about 1, km with a wide range of soil pH (–) from south to north areas.

Land use change is projected to have the largest impact on biodiversity by the year Within agricultural land use, that covers % of land surface, the intensity of agronomic practices and crop management can also affect biodiversity (Figure 12).

Land use is considered to be the main element of global change for the near future. Read this article to learn about Soil Fertility – Its Meaning, Causes and Maintenance.

Soil fertility may be defined as the ability of soil to provide all essential plant nutrients in available forms and in a suitable balance whereas soil productivity is the resultant of several factors such as soil fertility, good soil management practices availability of water supply and suitable climate.

The importance of soil microbial flora in agro-ecosystems is well known, but there is limited understanding of the effects of long-term fertilization on soil microbial community succession in different farming management practices. Here, we report the responses of soil microbial community structure, abundance and activity to chemical (CF) and organic fertilization (OF).

Soil microbial fatty acids as indicators of heavy metal pollution and soil quality. Abstracts 9th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME 9): Interactions in the Microbial World, Amsterdam, August pp. Rice is the major human food in Asia. Organic and chemical fertilizers are always applied in rice cultivation to increase rice yield.

Soil microorganisms are crucial for nutrient cycling, soil fertility, and crop productivity 1,2,3,ining the health of soil microbiota is important for soil fertility and optimal crop yield. Land use: This entry contains the percentage shares of total land area for three different types of land use: agricultural land, forest, and other; agricultural land is further divided into arable land - land cultivated for crops like wheat, maize, and rice that are replanted after each harvest, permanent crops - land cultivated for crops like.

Soil fertility refers to the ability of soil to sustain agricultural plant growth, i.e. to provide plant habitat and result in sustained and consistent yields of high quality. A fertile soil has the following properties: The ability to supply essential plant nutrients and water in adequate amounts and proportions for plant growth and reproduction; and; The absence of toxic substances which.

in soil microbial population, while shaping their size and structure. Organic production minimizes the impact of agricultural practice on soil quality and the environment, and represents the best alternative to conventional production.

Approximately 1% of the world’s arable land is under organic soil management.the fertility of arable land is vital for future agriculture. Many measures have been taken to improve soil fertility and productivity. The most effective measure is increasing the organic input, such as with the application of organic manure or compost [7,8] and straw incorporation [9,10].Ergosterol and microbial biomass C were measured in 26 arable, 16 grassland and 30 forest soils.

The ergosterol content ranged from to μg g-1 soil. The geometric mean ergosterol content of grassland and forest soils was around μg g-1, that of the arable soils μg g The ergosterol was significantly correlated with biomass C in the entire group of .