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Anaerobic Incubation of Soil and the Production of Ammonium

Naturevolume 214page534 (1967) | Download Citation



IN 1964 Waring and Bremner1 proposed a simple and attractive laboratory method for measuring an index to potentially available mineral nitrogen in the soil under anaerobic conditions of incubation; the original method has been compared with the aerobic incubation procedure of Bremner2.

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    Waring, S. A., and Bremner, J. M., Nature, 201, 951 (1964).

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    Bremner, J. M., in Methods of Soil Analysis (edit. by Black, C. A., et al.), 1241 (Amer. Soc. Agron., Madison, 1965).

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    Russell, E. W., Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, eighth ed., 254 (Longmans Green, London, 1950).

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    Bremner, J. M., Methods of Soil Analysis (edit. by Black, C. A., et al.), 1195 (Amer. Soc. Agron., Madison, 1965).

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    D'Hoore, Soil Map of Africa. Explanatory Monograph, Joint Proj. No. 11, Comm. Tech. Co-op. in Africa, Lagos, 103, 107 (1964).

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  1. East African Agriculture and Forestry Research Organization, P.O. Box 30148, Nairobi, Kenya

    • J. B. D. ROBINSON


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