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Potential Nitrate Leaching Under Common Landscaping Plants
 

Summary: Potential Nitrate Leaching Under Common
Landscaping Plants
José A. Amador & Richard J. Hull &
Erika L. Patenaude & John T. Bushoven &
Josef H. Görres
Received: 8 December 2006 /Accepted: 15 June 2007 / Published online: 13 July 2007
# Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2007
Abstract Studies on N losses from ornamental
plantings ­ other than turf ­ are scant despite the
ubiquity of these landscaping elements. We compared
pore water NO3 and extractable soil NO3 and NH4 in
areas with turf, areas with seven different types of
ornamental landscape plantings, and a native woodland.
Turf areas received annual N inputs of ~48 kg ha-1
and
annual flowers received ~24 kg N ha-1
at the time of
planting. None of the other areas were fertilized during
the course of the study. Data were collected on 23
occasions between June 2002 and November 2003.

  

Source: Amador, José A. - Department of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island

 

Collections: Environmental Management and Restoration Technologies; Environmental Sciences and Ecology