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EFFECT OF COMPOST ON THE MICROCLOVER ESTABLISHMENT AND USE OF COMPOST AND MICROCLOVER TO REDUCE LAWN NUTRIENT RUNOFF

dc.contributor.advisorCarroll, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Xiayunen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T06:18:32Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T06:18:32Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2PV27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/18410
dc.description.abstractHigh volume compost incorporation can reduce runoff from compacted soils but its use also associated with elevated N and P concentrations in runoff making it difficult to assess if this practice will reduce nutrient loading of surface waters. Additionally, little is known about how this practice will effect leguminous species establishment in lawns as means to reduce long term fertilizer use. When 5 cm of compost was incorporated into soil a reduction in runoff of 40 and 59% was needed for N and P losses from a tall fescue + microclover lawn to be equivalent to a non-compost amended soil supporting a well fertilized tall fescue lawn. Use of compost as a soil amendment resulted in quicker lawn establishment and darker color, when compared to non-amended soil receiving a mineral fertilizer. Biosolid composts containing high amounts ammonium severely reduce the establishment of clover in tall fescue + micrclover seed mixture.en_US
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dc.titleEFFECT OF COMPOST ON THE MICROCLOVER ESTABLISHMENT AND USE OF COMPOST AND MICROCLOVER TO REDUCE LAWN NUTRIENT RUNOFFen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Science and Landscape Architecture (PLSA)en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcomposten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmicrocloveren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledrunoffen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstrawen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtall fescueen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledturfgrassen_US


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