The influence of soil steaming on some properties of the soil and on the growth and heading of winter glasshouse lettuce. I. Changes in chemical and physical properties.
AbstractSoil steaming caused an increase of 33 ppm mineral N. There was no significant effect on water-soluble P2O5. The influence of steaming on buffer-soluble Mg content varied with the treatment but there seemed to be a negative correlation with the P content. Steaming enhanced K solubility and increased buffer-soluble Mn content. Fe and Al soluble in buffer solution were slightly increased. 44 references. (Abstract retrieved from CAB Abstracts by CABI’s permission)