Volume 7, Issue 4 (winter 2004)                   JWSS 2004, 7(4): 39-52 | Back to browse issues page

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J. Yasrebi, N. Karimian, M. Maftoun, A. Abtahi, A. Ronaghi, M. T. Assad. Distribution of Nitrogen Forms in Cultivated Calcareous Soils of Fars Province and their Relationships with Soil Characteristics. JWSS. 2004; 7 (4) :39-52
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Twenty-five surface samples of calcareous soils of Fars Province were used to study the distribution of different nitrogen (N) forms to determine the relationship between the N forms and soil charcteristics, and to obtain regression equations for prediction of N forms from soil characteristics. The forms determined were: soil total nitrogen NO3-N by phenol disulfunic acid NO3-N extractable by 2 M KCl NH4-N extractable by 2 M KCl, 1 N sulfuric acid, and 0.25 N sodium hydroxide oxidative released N by acid permanganate and alkaline permanganate and NH4-N extractable by 2 M KCl at 100 oC. The highest amount of N was that released by alkaline permanganate which constituted 4.47% of soil total N and the lowest form was exchangeable NH4+ which amounted to only 0.6% of total N. Water soluble and exchangeable forms accounted for less than 2% of total N. Highly significant correlations were found between total N and acid permanganate-N (r=0.931) and total N and alkaline permanganate-N (r=0.850). Highly significant regression equations were obtained for prediction of soil total N, acid permanganate-N, and alkaline permanganate-N from soil organic matter (OM), which is an indication of a close relationship of these N forms with OM.
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Received: 2008/01/9

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