Long-term fertilization management affects the C utilization from crop residues by the soil micro-food web

Shuyan Cui, Siwei Liang, Xiaoke Zhang, Yingbin Li, Wenju Liang (Corresponding author), Liangjie Sun, Jingkuan Wang, T. Martijn Bezemer, Qi Li (Corresponding author)

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Crop residue decomposition is a major component of carbon (C) cycling and provides energy and nutrients to the soil micro-food web. An in-situ field experiment was conducted to examine how exogenous organic C is incorporated into the soil micro-food web and how this is influenced by four different fertilization treatments: organic manure (M), urea fertilizer (U), the combined application of organic and urea fertilizer (MU) and unfertilized control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-348
JournalPlant and Soil
Issue number1-2
Early online date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018



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