Soil chemistry and wood decay

IRG/WP 2109

E A Hilditch

Soil is a most complex biological, chemical and physical material; its study is effectively a separate branch of science but almost entirely in relation to ist ability to grow plants - this paper is intendet just to note some known facets that might have relevance to the decay of wood and the performance of wood preservatives.


Keywords: SOIL CHEMISTRY; CATION EXCHANGE; DECAY; LINDANE; NUTRIENTS; ORGANIC MATTER; pH; PARTICLE SIZE; SOFT ROT; SOIL MINERALS; TEXTURE

Conference: 78-09-18/22 Peebles, Scotland, UK


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