The aim of this study was to assess the condition of soil after serpentine fertilisation by determining the activity of phosphatase and some physicochemical properties of soil. The study was conducted in southern Poland in the Wisła Forest District (49o38’12.92N 18o58’56.36E). The following variants: C – control – no fertiliser; S – ground serpentinite; SN – serpentinite + nitrogen; SP – ground serpentinite + P; SNP – ground serpentinite + NP; SNPK – ground serpentinite + NP (as above) + K. Fertilisation of serpentinite stimulates the activity of phosphatase in soil under spruce stands. The positive impact is reflected in the organic horizon. Less activity was noted in the humus-mineral horizon (AE) in all the fertiliser combinations three years after the fertilisation. Fertilisation of serpentinite improves the chemical properties – pH was increased, reduction of molar ratio of exchangeable calcium to magnesium form was noted.
|Source||Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A – Forestry|
|Type of article
||Phosphatase activities of spruce stand soils after serpentinite fertilisation in combination with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilisers|
|Publisher||The Committee on Forestry Sciences and Wood Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Forest Research Institute in Sekocin Stary|