ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.156, pp.109-118, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
The main objective of the study was to find out the effects of various organic matter sources such as bio-solid (BS) and tea waste (TW) on macro nutrient content of eroded soils. In order to determine different soil erodibility levels (slightly, moderately and severely), erosion ratio (ER) and soil erodibility factor (K) parameters were used. Soil samples used in this research were taken from bulk surface (0-20 cm depth) located on agricultural lands of Asagi Aksu village that is 20 km far from Samsun province in the north part of Turkey. These lands have been used as agricultural activity. Some properties of the soil classified as Vertic calciudoll were determined as follows; fine in texture, organic matter content varies between 0.83% and 0.90%. In addition, pH and EC values of these soils are 8.0-8.1 and 0.64-0.79 dSm (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) respectively. This study was conducted by applying four different doses of BS and TW (0%, 2%, 4% and 6%) in eroded soils under greenhouse condition. Each treatment was replicated three times in a split block design. After 18 weeks incubation period associated parameters were determined in all pots. According to analysis results, it was found that while BS treatments increased total N, available P and exchangeable K content of all eroded soils comparing to control treatment, effectiveness of TW on P is very low in slightly and moderately erosion levels. BS and TW applications increased K content in soils. However, it was determined not significant statistically between effectiveness of these various organic residues whereas, N and P values significantly correlated with BS and TW (P < 0.05). In addition, change of N, P and K values depending on the application doses and soil erosion levels were found statistically significant (P < 0.001).