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Free Content The Effect of Pig Liquid Manure Fertilization on the Crop of Alternating Grassland and Some Groups of Soil Mesofauna

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The effect of different doses of pig liquid manure, with or without the VG agent, on the crop of green forage of alternating grassland and the density of soil mites, springtails and enchytraeids was investigated. Low and medium doses of fertilizer increased both the crop and density of mites, springtails and enchytraeids, while the highest dose decreased these values, compare to the control plot. The Oribatida were usually less abundant than the Gamasida, and the increase of their density under fertilization was lower than that of Gamasida. Springtails reacted to liquid manure positively, and their density increased with the doses of fertilizer, independently from the presence of the VG agent. The enchytraeids reacted positively to low and medium doses of fertilizer without and with 2%VG (bactericidal) agent, except at the highest doses, which reduced their density, similar as all doses of fertilizer with 1%VG agent (fungicidal).


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2005-10-01

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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