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Amending a loamy sand with three compost types: impact on soil quality

Emmanuel Arthur (UGent) , Wim Cornelis (UGent) , Jan Vermang (UGent) and E De Rocker
(2011) SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT. 27(1). p.116-123
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The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the long-term addition of three compost types (vegetable, fruit and yard waste compost - VFYW, garden waste compost - GW and spent mushroom compost - SM) on the physical properties of a sandy soil and to quantify any such effects using indicators of soil physical quality. Soil samples were taken from a field with annual compost applications of 30 m3/ha for 10 yr and various physico-chemical analyses were undertaken. Results show a significant increase in soil organic carbon (21%) with the VFYW and GW compost types. With SM, soil organic carbon increased by 16%. Increased soil macroporosity and water content at saturation with a corresponding decrease in bulk density were observed for all compost types. However, quantification of these improvements using existing soil physical quality indicators such as the 'S-index', soil air capacity and matrix porosity gave mixed results showing that these indices perform poorly when applied to sandy soils. It is concluded that the long-term application of compost does not significantly improve the physical properties of sandy soils, but the absence of adverse effects suggests that these soils are a viable disposal option for these composts, but new indices of quality are needed for the proper characterization of sandy soils.
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compost, Loamy sand, porosity, water retention, soil physical quality, index, LIMITING WATER RANGE, PHYSICAL QUALITY, CHEMICAL-PROPERTIES, POTENTIAL INDICATOR, WASTE COMPOST, GROWTH, IMPROVEMENT, AMENDMENTS, MANAGEMENT, PASTURE

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Arthur, Emmanuel, Wim Cornelis, Jan Vermang, et al. “Amending a Loamy Sand with Three Compost Types: Impact on Soil Quality.” SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT 27.1 (2011): 116–123. Print.
APA
Arthur, E., Cornelis, W., Vermang, J., & De Rocker, E. (2011). Amending a loamy sand with three compost types: impact on soil quality. SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT, 27(1), 116–123.
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Arthur, Emmanuel, Wim Cornelis, Jan Vermang, and E De Rocker. 2011. “Amending a Loamy Sand with Three Compost Types: Impact on Soil Quality.” Soil Use and Management 27 (1): 116–123.
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Arthur, Emmanuel, Wim Cornelis, Jan Vermang, and E De Rocker. 2011. “Amending a Loamy Sand with Three Compost Types: Impact on Soil Quality.” Soil Use and Management 27 (1): 116–123.
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Arthur E, Cornelis W, Vermang J, De Rocker E. Amending a loamy sand with three compost types: impact on soil quality. SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT. 2011;27(1):116–23.
IEEE
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E. Arthur, W. Cornelis, J. Vermang, and E. De Rocker, “Amending a loamy sand with three compost types: impact on soil quality,” SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 116–123, 2011.
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  abstract     = {{The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the long-term addition of three compost types (vegetable, fruit and yard waste compost - VFYW, garden waste compost - GW and spent mushroom compost - SM) on the physical properties of a sandy soil and to quantify any such effects using indicators of soil physical quality. Soil samples were taken from a field with annual compost applications of 30 m3/ha for 10 yr and various physico-chemical analyses were undertaken. Results show a significant increase in soil organic carbon (21%) with the VFYW and GW compost types. With SM, soil organic carbon increased by 16%. Increased soil macroporosity and water content at saturation with a corresponding decrease in bulk density were observed for all compost types. However, quantification of these improvements using existing soil physical quality indicators such as the 'S-index', soil air capacity and matrix porosity gave mixed results showing that these indices perform poorly when applied to sandy soils. It is concluded that the long-term application of compost does not significantly improve the physical properties of sandy soils, but the absence of adverse effects suggests that these soils are a viable disposal option for these composts, but new indices of quality are needed for the proper characterization of sandy soils.}},
  author       = {{Arthur, Emmanuel and Cornelis, Wim and Vermang, Jan and De Rocker, E}},
  issn         = {{0266-0032}},
  journal      = {{SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT}},
  keywords     = {{compost,Loamy sand,porosity,water retention,soil physical quality,index,LIMITING WATER RANGE,PHYSICAL QUALITY,CHEMICAL-PROPERTIES,POTENTIAL INDICATOR,WASTE COMPOST,GROWTH,IMPROVEMENT,AMENDMENTS,MANAGEMENT,PASTURE}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{1}},
  pages        = {{116--123}},
  title        = {{Amending a loamy sand with three compost types: impact on soil quality}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2010.00319.x}},
  volume       = {{27}},
  year         = {{2011}},
}

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