Effects of metal toxicity on the size of the soil microbial biomass

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Brookes, P. C. and McGrath, S. P. 1984. Effects of metal toxicity on the size of the soil microbial biomass. Journal of Soil Science. 35 (2), pp. 341-346.

AuthorsBrookes, P. C. and McGrath, S. P.
Abstract

The amount of soil microbial biomass was measured by the chloroform fumigation technique on agricultural soils which had been previously treated with different bulky organic manures. Amounts of soil microbial biomass in soils receiving sewage sludge or sludge‐containing composts were much smaller than in soils which received farmyard manure over the same period. This effect was attributed to the toxic metals present in the sludges and was readily detectable more than 20 years after the last sludge application.

Year of Publication1984
JournalJournal of Soil Science
Journal citation35 (2), pp. 341-346
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/j.1365-2389.1984.tb00288.x
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Print01 Jun 1984
Online28 Jul 2006
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
PublisherWiley
ISSN0022-4588

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