Changes over time in the chemistry of soil from heathland restored using sulphur compared to un-restored pasture

This source preferred by Iain Green

Authors: Green, I., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M.

Start date: 18 December 2012

Lowland heath vegetation can be successfully restored on former pasture via the use of sulphur to modify the chemistry of the soil. To maintain this community in the long term, competitive grasses must be suppressed. Essential to this will be maintenance of the correct soil chemistry. We show that sulphur application maintains favourable soil conditions over 12 years after application.

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