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The Effect of Mineral and Organic Fertilization on Common Osier (Salix viminalis L.) Productivity and Qualitative Parameters of Naturally Acidic Retisol

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Vėžaičiai Branch of the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Gargždų 29, 96216 Klaipėda distr., Vėžaičiai, Lithuania
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Institute of Agroecosystems and Soil Science, Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Studentų 11, LT-53362 Kaunas distr., Akademija, Lithuania
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Agriculture 2021, 11(1), 42; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010042
Received: 9 November 2020 / Revised: 6 January 2021 / Accepted: 7 January 2021 / Published: 9 January 2021
One of the potential options for sewage sludge as an alternative organic material is the fertilization of energy crops. To evaluate the effect of granulated sewage sludge and mineral fertilization N60P60K60 on common osier’s (Salix viminalis L.) biomass productivity and soil parameters, field trials were held in Western Lithuania’s naturally acidic Retisol (WB 2014; pHKCl 4.35–4.58). After four years of cultivation and dependent on fertilization type, common osier dry matter (DM) yield varied from 49.60 to 77.92 t ha−1. Higher DM yield was related to an increased number of stems/plants. The application of a 90 t ha−1 sewage sludge rate had a significant and positive impact on common osier productivity, as well as on the increment of soil organic carbon, total N, and mobile P2O5 content in the upper 0–30 cm soil layer. The use of both sewage sludge rates (45 and 90 t ha−1) had a similar impact on soil bulk density, water-stable aggregates, and the active soil microbial biomass. Annual mineral fertilization had little effect on the parameters studied. When growing common osier in Retisol, 45 t ha−1 of a single sewage sludge rate was enough to maintain both plant and soil productivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: common osier; fertilization; dry matter yield; soil chemical parameters; soil bulk density; water-stable aggregates; soil microbial carbon common osier; fertilization; dry matter yield; soil chemical parameters; soil bulk density; water-stable aggregates; soil microbial carbon
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Šiaudinis, G.; Karčauskienė, D.; Aleinikovienė, J.; Repšienė, R.; Skuodienė, R. The Effect of Mineral and Organic Fertilization on Common Osier (Salix viminalis L.) Productivity and Qualitative Parameters of Naturally Acidic Retisol. Agriculture 2021, 11, 42. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010042

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Šiaudinis G, Karčauskienė D, Aleinikovienė J, Repšienė R, Skuodienė R. The Effect of Mineral and Organic Fertilization on Common Osier (Salix viminalis L.) Productivity and Qualitative Parameters of Naturally Acidic Retisol. Agriculture. 2021; 11(1):42. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010042

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Šiaudinis, Gintaras, Danutė Karčauskienė, Jūratė Aleinikovienė, Regina Repšienė, and Regina Skuodienė. 2021. "The Effect of Mineral and Organic Fertilization on Common Osier (Salix viminalis L.) Productivity and Qualitative Parameters of Naturally Acidic Retisol" Agriculture 11, no. 1: 42. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010042

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