Applications of Diabase Rock Dust in Brixlegg Forest

Agriculture
Magazine Article
Abermann, Georg; Campe, Joanna
1987
English

Foresters are applying lime in the Austrian forests against acid rain. They know that lime is too alkaline and destroys the humus because it destroys the acid-alkaline balance. Lime destroys the nitrogen compounds in the humus and it leaches nitrogen into the water which is a pollutant. Measurements show that with acid rain comes about 40, 50, 60 kilos of nitrogen per hectare.

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