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  1. Vol. 39 No. 3, p. 588
     
    Received: Oct 3, 1974
    Published: May, 1975


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1975.03615995003900030054x

Soil Bulk Densities after Thirty Years under Different Management Regimes1

  1. M. L. Northup and
  2. J. R. Boyle2

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Variability of soil bulk density must be known to convert accurately concentrations of nutrients in a soil to absolute quantities. This study shows that cultivation increases the bulk density of some soils and simultaneously lowers its variability. Establishment of prairie and pine (Pinus spp.) vegetation on cultivated soils has not created significant differences in this property between vegetation types in 30 years.

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