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Decomposition of Organic Matter in Soil (Part 2)

The rapidity with which a given organic amendment is decomposed depends on temperature, the supply of oxygen, moisture, and available minerals, the C/N ratio of the added material, the microbial population, the age and lignin content of the added residue, and the degree of disintegration.

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Author(s): Robin Rose, Diane L. Haase, D. E. Boyer

Publication: Organic Matter Management in Forest Nurseries: Theory and Practice