Effects of Elemental Sulfur, Phosphorus, Micronutrients and Paracoccus versutus on Nutrient Availability of Calcareous Soils

Soaud, A.A. and Al Darwish, F.H. and Saleh, M.E. and El-Tarabily, K.A. and Sofian-Azirun, M. and Rahman, M.M. (2011) Effects of Elemental Sulfur, Phosphorus, Micronutrients and Paracoccus versutus on Nutrient Availability of Calcareous Soils. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 5 (5). pp. 554-561. ISSN 1835-2693

[img]
Preview
PDF
Effects_of_elemental_sulfur,_phosphorus,_micronutrients_and_Paracoccus_versutus_on_nutrient_availability_of_calcareous_soils.pdf - Published Version

Download (175kB)

Abstract

This study was carried out in the laboratory to investigate the effects of elemental sulfur (S-0), Paracoccus versutus (Pv), phosphorus (P) and micronutrients (DTPA extractable Fe+Mn+Zn) both singly and combined on nutrient availability of calcareous soils. Soils were collected from Al Semaih, Al Dhahrah and Melaiha in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and all soils were incubated at 40 +/- 2(0)C for 32, 64, 96 and 128 days. Soil pH dropped and S concentration increased significantly with the addition of S-0 alone or in combination with Pv, P and micronutrients in all types of soils. Elemental S application considerably increased the electrical conductivity (EC) of Al Semaih and Melaiha soils but reduced EC in Al Dhahrah soils at 128 days after incubation (DAI). Phosphorus availability was higher and prolonged with the application of S-0 along with P. Zinc (Zn) and manganese (Mn) availability did not increase with the individual application of S-0 or P. Inoculation of Pv influenced S and P availability but had no effect on iron (Fe), Mn and Zn. The study suggests that S-0 is an effective agent for the amendment of sandy calcareous soils. Application of S-0 accompanied with Pv, P and micronutrients are essential for nutrient availability in calcareous soils.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: calcareous soil, elemental sulfur, micronutrients, containing waste, chemical-properties, oxidation, iron, yield, corn, zn.
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 03:05
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 05:06
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5798

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year