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Fertilizing value of “Huleh” peat

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    Pot- and field-experiments were carried out in both sandy and medium clay soils to determine the fertilizing value of Huleh peat, both alone and in combination with manure and/or KPN.

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    Tests to compare the value of light and heavy peat-treatments were carried out in both pot and field-experiments.

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    Tests to determine the relative effectiveness of peat from upper and lower layers (0.5, 1.0 and 3.0 m) and from various locations, were carried out in the pot-experiments.

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    Persistence of fertilizing-value of peat was compared with that of manure in the pot-experiments.

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    Pot-experiments with dehydrated peat were carried out to determine the best drying method from the standpoint of fertilizing-value.

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    Preliminary trials were made to determine the most effective method of combining peat and KPN.

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    Botanical and soil-survey data is briefly reviewed and a chemical analysis of the peat is presented.

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Hurwitz, S., Lachower, D., Plaut, M. et al. Fertilizing value of “Huleh” peat. Materiae Vegetabiles 2, 1–19 (1956).

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