The Natural Nitrogen Flush in Different Arable Soils and Climates in East Africa

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1969
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Robinson, J.B.D.
Semb, G.
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Working in East Africa Birch [1, 2, 3. 4, 5, 6] has shown that drying soil samples prior to re-moistening them markedly increases the mineralization of natural nitrogen during subsequent incubation, He found that for a particular soil the amount of nitrogen mineralized was a direct function of the logarithm of the length of time that the soil was dry before wetting and incubation, and of the temperature of the soil during the dry period,
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 34 (3), p. 350-370