A laboratory experiment was performed in order to evaluate the extent to which metam sodium (MS) applied at two different recommended rates and its degradation product, methyl isothiocyanate (MITC), affect soil respiration. Results suggest that MS degradation to MITC was complete within 4 hours and that MITC decomposed quickly in a few days, except in the soil containing high organic matter where it was still present after 15 days. Following the addition of MS, a lag phase appeared in CO 2-C evolution in the soil. It was longer for the higher dose of MS added and for the two soils with low organic C content. The dynamics of the process was described by the Bonde and Rosswall model and by the Gompertz RS E model for the untreated and the MS- treated soils, respectively.
|Autori interni:||SAVIOZZI, ALESSANDRO|
|Autori:||Riffaldi R.; Filippelli M.; Levi-Minzi R.; Saviozzi A.|
|Titolo:||The influence of Metam Sodium on soil respiration|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/03601230009373282|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|