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dc.contributor.authorClaassens, Sarina
dc.contributor.authorVan Rensburg, Leon
dc.contributor.authorNada, Wael M.
dc.contributor.authorBlumenstein, Oswald
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T09:37:12Z
dc.date.available2012-09-20T09:37:12Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationNada, W.M. et al. 2011. Effect of vermicompost on soil and plant properties of coal spoil in the Lusatian Region (Eastern Germany). Communications in soil science and plant analysis, 42(16):1945-1957. [http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/lcss20/current]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0010-3624
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/7406
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different wood vermicompost application rates on some soil physical and chemical properties as well as on growth parameters of a grass seed mixture (RSM 7.2.1) in tertiary sand contaminated with coal spoil. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse over a period of 42 days. Soil was mixed with vermicompost at ratios of 0.0, 3.0, 12.5, and 25.0% and sown with the grass seed mixture. Soil samples and plant material were analyzed to determine the effect of different vermicompost application rates on the physical and chemical properties. Results revealed that the physical and chemical properties of the soil improved with increasing application rates of vermicompost. In addition, soil treated with vermicompost showed significant increases in fresh- and dry-matter yields of the grass, as well as enhanced uptake of nutrients by the grass. This indicated that treatment of contaminated soils with vermicompost may be beneficial for reclamation processes by facilitating revegetation of disturbed areas.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2011.591469
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Nada, W.M. et al. 2011. Effect of vermicompost on soil and plant properties of coal spoil in the Lusatian Region (Eastern Germany). Communications in soil science and plant analysis, 42(16):1945-1957. as published in the Communications in soil science and plant analysis [2011] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2011.591469].
dc.subjectLusatian tertiary sanden_US
dc.subjectopen-cast lignite miningen_US
dc.subjectreclamationen_US
dc.subjectrevegetationen_US
dc.titleEffect of vermicompost on soil and plant properties of coal spoil in the Lusatian Region (Eastern Germany)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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