ISSN 1392-3196 / e-ISSN 2335-8947
Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, vol. 102, No. 2 (2015), p. 123–132
Chemical properties of Pachiterric Histosol as influenced by different land use
Jonas VOLUNGEVIČIUS, Kristina AMALEVIČIŪTĖ, Inga LIAUDANSKIENĖ, Alvyra ŠLEPETIENĖ, Jonas ŠLEPETYS
The study, aimed to determine the properties of peat soil (Pachiterric Histosol, HSs-ph) as influenced by different land use, was carried out in two sites – in Varėna (South Lithuania, 53°57′11.98″ N, 24°19′02.07″ E) and Radviliškis (Central Lithuania, 55°49′43.19″ N, 23°28′36.34″ E) districts. During the renaturalization of drained Pachiterric Histosol, an intensive mineralization in the 0–30 cm soil is taking place; therefore the concentrations of organic carbon and labile organic carbon are unfavourable for the soil. The distribution of total N and P in profile of Pachiterric Histosol is directly related to the vertical gradient of mineralization intensity; higher contents of N and P accumulated where mineralization was more intensive. The distribution of total K is related to land use of Pachiterric Histosol, whereas the highest quantity of total K was established in arable land which had been fertilised with mineral fertilizers.
Key words: Pachiterric Histosol, peat soil, renaturalization, soil organic carbon, water extractable carbon.
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