Whynot: Fertilization Effects on Nitrogen Fluxes?

Some people ask why. Some ask Whynot. Today we celebrate the work of researcher Tim W. Whynot of the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests,in Halifax:

Repeated Fertilization Effects on Nitrogen Fluxes Measured by Sequential Coring,” Tim W. Whynot and Gordon F. Weetman, Soil Sci Soc Am J 55:1101-1111 (1991). The authors report: “To determine if four repeated nitrogen fertilizations at four rates in a young lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta [Dougl.] var. latifolia) stand had changed soil nitrogen -mineralization rates, and to compare field and laboratory techniques for measuring nitrogen mineralization, the results of in situ sequential coring and anaerobic incubation were compared.”

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