Heathland creation on improved grassland using sulphur: is there a conflict between optimal application rates for plant and animal communities?
Conference: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting
Dates: 5-7 September 2006Abstract:
We examined the effectiveness of using elemental sulphur (a soil acidifier) as a method for creating heathland on improved pasture. We determined i) optimal rate of sulphur application to control mesotrophic grasses ii) if invertebrates avoid areas of sulphur application. Results indicated that optimal sulphur application attracted invertebrates.