Effects of biocidal treatments on metabolism in soil. VI. Fumigation with carbon disulfide

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Kudeyarov, V. N. and Jenkinson, D. S. 1976. Effects of biocidal treatments on metabolism in soil. VI. Fumigation with carbon disulfide. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 8 (5), pp. 375-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-0717(76)90036-5

AuthorsKudeyarov, V. N. and Jenkinson, D. S.

Used in high concentration as a soil fumigant, CS2 was broadly similar to CHCl3 in its effects on metabolism in soil; the amount of N mineralised in 10 days increased roughly 10-fold. the O2 consumption almost tripled and the evolution of CO2 more than doubled. However, the effects of CS2 were consistently slightly less than those of CHCl3.

Used at low concentration (10 μg.g−1 soil) on a soil rich in organic matter (2.93% organic C), CS2 stopped nitrification completely, almost without other effect on soil respiration and mineralisation of N. In contrast, when used on a poorer soil (1.07% organic C) even 10 μgCS2.g−1 soil was sufficient to cause a detectable increase in both respiration and mineralisation of N, in addition to stopping nitrification.

Year of Publication1976
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Journal citation8 (5), pp. 375-378
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-0717(76)90036-5
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online12 Nov 2002
Publication process dates
Accepted20 Dec 1975
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