Influence of Continious Application of Gypsum, Popped Rice Hull, and Zeolite on Soil Aggregation of Reclaimed Sandy Loam Soils

석고, 팽화왕겨 및 제오라이트 연속시용이 간척지 세사양토의 입단화에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2010.10.22
  • Accepted : 2010.10.25
  • Published : 2010.10.30

Abstract

We investigated influence of continious application of gypsum (G: $CaSO_4{\cdot}2H_2O$), popped rice hulls (H) and zeolite (Z) on soil aggregation of reclaimed sandy loam soils. The application rates amended to fine sandy loam from reclaimed soils at Kyehwado were varied as follows:1550 (G1), 3100 (G2), 6200 (G3), 1000 (H1), 2000 (H2), 3000 (H3), and 200 (HZ1), 400 (HZ2) and 800 (HZ3) added to 1500(H) kg $10a^{-1}$, respectively. Soil aggregates were analyzed for 60, 90 and 120 days after treatments (DAT). At 60 DAT, The amount of aggregate from soil samples treated with gypsum was slightly increased with G1 while the aggregation was decreased by 4.66% for G3 for soil aggregates than thar of control. The treatments of H or HZ were effective in soil aggregation. The effect of treatment was in the order of H > HZ > G. At 90 DAT, increasing amount of gypsum attributed to decrease in soil aggregates. Therefore, we could conclude that suitable amounts of gypsum for soil aggregation in fine sandy loam might be 1550 kg $10a^{-1}$ or less. H1 increased aggregation by 7% for aggregate size between 1.0 and 2.0 mm. HZ1 was most effective in aggregation by 52.78% among the treatments while H2 and HZ3 51.50% and 48.51% at 120 DAT, respectively. As a result, we found that the effect of the treatment for soil amendments was in order of H > HZ > G.

Keywords

Aggregates;Fine sandy loam;Gypsum;Popped rice hulls;Soil Aggregation;Zeolite

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Acknowledgement

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