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Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas

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MONSALVE-C., ÓSCAR IVÁN; GUTIERREZ-D., JOAN SEBASTIÁN  and  CARDONA, WILLIAM ANDRÉS. Factors involved in the process of nitrogen mineralization when organic amendments are added to a soil. A review. rev.colomb.cienc.hortic. [online]. 2017, vol.11, n.1, pp.200-209. ISSN 2011-2173.

The application of organic amendments is a practice that is done regularly in crop systems in order to improve the physical and chemical properties of the soil and provide nutrients such as nitrogen (N). In order for plants to absorb it, much of the N that is contributed through organic amendments must be transformed from its organic form to its inorganic form in a process called mineralization. A great amount of research has been developed to understand this process and how the contribution of organic amendments influences its dynamics. This review provides an overview of soil and amendment factors involved in the N mineralization process when organic amendments, from different sources, are applied to the soil.

Keywords : immobilization; leaching; organic fertilizer.

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