Singh, R.S. (1991) Nitrogen-mineralization in dry tropical savanna: Effect of burning and grazing. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 23 (3). pp. 269-273. ISSN 0038-0717

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The effects or burning and grazing on plant available nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) and N-mineralization in a dry tropical savanna were examined. The plant available N ranged from 2.8 to 10.6 μg g−1 with maximum values in the dry period (summer season) and minimum values in the wet period (rainy season). The trend for N-mineralization was opposite to that of the size of the available N pool. N-mineralization rates ranged from 1.8 to 30.6 μg g−1 mo−1 within an annual cycle. On average the pool of available N was 54% higher in the burned treatment and 48% higher in the grazed treatment compared to the protected treatment, similarly the mean annual N-mineralization was 20% higher in the burned and 16% higher in the grazed savanna.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 11:12
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 07:03

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