Soil and plant correlations in a solonetzic grassland

Tibor Tóth, K. Rajkai

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Abstract

On the Great Hungarian Plain, the correlation between soil variables and plant data was studied in a heterogeneous solonetzic grassland. A 21-in transect was sampled to identify the basic features of the soil-plant correlations. The abrupt change from nonsaline meadow to salt-affected grassland vegetation was explained by the sharp increase in the sodium concentration of the groundwater. Two 50-m transects were sampled, and the relationship between soil variables and plant data was used to predict soil variables. The observed data of the 50-m long transects were divided into two groups of plants, one used for the multiple regression equations and the other used as a check. When comparing the efficiency of various groups of variables for estimation, plant cover data was only half as precise as the soil data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalSoil Science
Volume157
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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