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Rezaei Pasha M, Shahedi K, Vahabzadeh Q, Kavian A, Ghajar Sepanlou M, Jouquet P. The Effect of Using a Combination of Municipal Solid Waste Compost and Chemical Fertilizer on Some of the Soil Properties in Agricultural Lands, Iran (A Case Study: Miandorod City). jwss 2019; 23 (2) :201-213
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3526-en.html
1. Department of Watershed Management Engineering, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University (SANRU), Iran. , pasha.m65@gmail.com
Abstract:   (6086 Views)
One of the management practices to reduce the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and to protect soil and water resources is applying a combination of organic and chemical fertilizers that can better than using them separately. Therefore, in order to understand and identify the effectiveness of this management practice, it is necessary to examine runoff and sediment production. This study was carried out in an agricultural sloping land located in the North of Iran, near Sari city. For this purpose, runoff measurement plots of 1 × 5 m were set up under natural rainfall based on a randomized block experimental design. Soil samples were measured at 0-10 and 10-20 cm depths. In this study, parameters such as runoff (volume, nitrate content, sediment yields), soil physical features (porosity and infiltration coefficient), and soil chemical properties (EC, OC, N, CEC, pH) were measured. The results showed that among soil chemical and physical properties, just N, EC and pH significantly influenced the Municipal Solid Waste Compost. A PCA was carried out, showing that these treatments explained 74.35% of the total variance of the results. Accordingly, it could be stated that using soil and water conservation management practices can rapidly significantly improve the soil properties in the sloping lands.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2017/06/14 | Accepted: 2018/08/5 | Published: 2019/09/1

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