Effect of landscape soil amendments on soil water and nitrogen
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This study examined the effects of landscape soil amendments on Cecil sandy clay loam soil nitrogen and soil water. Mushroom compost and ErthfoodTM compost increased soil inorganic nitrogen. Peat moss amended soil did not differ from control nitrogen, and pine bark amended soil immobilized nitrogen for 56 days. Pine bark and composted broiler litter incorporated into soil amended annually for 5 years increased plant available water (PAW), readily available water (RAW), and air-filled porosity, and lowered bulk density. PermatillTM increased PAW, air-filled porosity, and lowered bulk density. Soil water curves differed between intact cores and packed cores indicating that the packing technique is not applicable to a field situation.