The deposition of sulphur on soil in Northern Nigeria

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1974
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Bromfield, A. R.
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The deposition on soil of sulphur from the atmosphere through gaseous absorption, or particulate precipitation and deposition 011 vegetation and to other surfaces, is calculated to account for most of the atmospheric-S deposited in Britain; S collected in rainwater appears to amount to only one-sixth of the total deposition (Chamberlain, 19GO). A knowledge of the amounts of S deposited is important agriculturally, particularly the areas far from industry, both where fertilizer are not used, and also when deciding how much should be used relative to other nutrients. The technical problems of Aerating the amount of sulphur deposited by gaseous absorption, particulate precipitation, and in rain are cushier in a tropical climate which has well-rlefLl1ed wet, and dry seasons and where atmosphere S02 concentrations are smaller and vary less than in industrial areas.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 83, p. 567-568