The fertilising value and nitrifiability of humic materials prepared from coal (with three text-figures)

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Crowther, E. M. and Brenchley, W. E. 1934. The fertilising value and nitrifiability of humic materials prepared from coal (with three text-figures). The Journal of Agricultural Science. 24 (1), pp. 156-176. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600012508

AuthorsCrowther, E. M. and Brenchley, W. E.
Abstract

1. Humic acids and ammonium humates prepared by a patented process of gentle oxidation of coal were examined as fertilisers by laboratory nitrification experiments and pot-culture tests on four soils and by a number of field experiments on a range of soils and crops during a single season.2. In all tests the effects of ammonium humate could not be distinguished from those of ammonium sulphate of equal ammonium content. The nitrification tests and the pot cultures afforded some evidence of a slow production of nitrate or available nitrogen from the humic acid.3. In the field experiments as in the pots there was no clear evidence of any fertiliser value apart from that due to the ammonium present.

Year of Publication1934
JournalThe Journal of Agricultural Science
Journal citation24 (1), pp. 156-176
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600012508
Open accessPublished as non-open access
ISSN0021-8596
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)

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