The effect of bentonite on soil characteristics and on biomass of the testplant in a small-pot experiment

Magdolna Tállai, Andrea Balla Kovács, Péter Tamás Nagy, János Kátai

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Abstract

We have studied the effect of the different dosages of bentonite, in addition to basic treatments, on acidic sandy soil. Our test plant was rye-grass (Lolium perenne L.). Both regarding the changes in the soil nutrient content and microbial activity, small and medium dosages proved to be the most effective. The highest plant biomass was obtained in the medium dosage treatment. In the statistical evaluation we verified a relationship between the studied soil characteristics and the amount of plant biomass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1182
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Volume36
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Bentonite
  • Biomass of the test plant
  • Microbial activity of soil
  • Nutrient content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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