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Jeffrey R. Pieper, Rebecca Nelson Brown, and José A. Amador

treatment effects. Soil health Cornell Soil Health Test. The Cornell Soil Health Test is a comprehensive analysis incorporating 12 different indicators that is designed to monitor changes in soil chemical, biological, and physical properties over the long

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Raymond Kruse and Ajay Nair

needed on cover crop type, the biomass they generate, and the effects they have on soil properties and succeeding vegetable crops. Additionally, appropriate planting time, after cover crop soil incorporation, needs to be evaluated, since negative impacts

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Muqiu Zhao, Huaibao Zhao, Qianjin Du, and Yunfeng Shi

promotes the preservation of organic N in the soil and reduces NO 3 − loss by nitrification ( Suescun et al., 2012 ). This research focused on the tropical medicinal plants rich in secondary metabolites, aiming at characterizing the functional properties

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Michael R. Evans, Brian E. Jackson, Michael Popp, and Sammy Sadaka

. Shackley, S. Sohi, S. Suy, T.B. Haefele, S. 2013 The impact of biochar application on soil properties and plant growth of pot grown lettuce ( Lactuca sativa ) and cabbage ( Brassica chinensis ) Agronomy 3 404 418 Dumroese, R.K. Heiskanen, J. Englund, K

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Raul I. Cabrera, James E. Altland, and Genhua Niu

addition to effects on the physical and chemical properties of soils, there is an increasing interest in the impact alternative irrigation sources have on the biological status of soils ( Roesner et al., 2006 ). Long-term irrigation (4–26 years) with MRW in

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Marife B. Anunciado, Larry C. Wadsworth, Shuresh Ghimire, Carol Miles, Jenny C. Moore, Annette L. Wszelaki, and Douglas G. Hayes

. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99 21 8857 8874 10.1007/s00253-015-6879-4 Lalitha, M. Thilagam, V.K. Balakrishnan, N. Mansour, M. 2010 Effect of plastic mulch on soil properties and crop growth-a review Agr

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Rebecca J. Long, Rebecca N. Brown, and José A. Amador

of waste amendment application for crop production have shown variable effects on soil properties, fertility, and crop yield. Although studies of amendment with paper mill sludge have shown no significant increases in soil concentrations of heavy

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Benjamin Pease, Grant L. Thompson, and Adam W. Thoms

compost properties rather than simply volumetric proportions may prove more useful for landscape managers seeking to influence soil properties such as bulk density and nutrient and/or water-holding capacity. Compost properties and use guidelines have

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Shaun R. Broderick and Williams B. Evans

, London, UK McCracken, R.J. 1959 Certain properties of selected southeastern United States soils and mineralogical procedures for their study. Virginia Agr. Expt. Sta. Southern Regional Bul. 61 National Research Council 2002 Biosolids applied to land

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Monica Ozores-Hampton

water-holding capacity; chemical properties by increasing CEC, pH, and macro- and micronutrient supplies ( Ozores-Hampton et al., 2011 ; Sikora and Szmidt, 2001 ); and biological properties by increasing soil microbial activity ( Ozores-Hampton et al