Fluff grass mesocosm: mites and nematodes

Study number: 

385

Data set ID: 

210385001

Data Access: 

Unrestricted

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Date range: 

1986-12-05 to 1987-04-08

Original investigator: 

Solange I Silva

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Abstract: 

A mesocosm experiment was conducted on fluff grass (Erioneuron pulchellum) plants to look at the effect of exclusion of mites (with chlordane), nematodes (NEMACUR), mites and nematodes, on soil ava

ilable, total and microbial nitrogen.

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Description: 

Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Fluff grass mesocosm: mites and nematodes

Methods: 

field data sheets

One hundred and ten fluff grass plants were transplanted into pots, divided into 5 replicates of each of 4 treatments: 1) control, 2) NEMACUR (to exclude nematodes), 3)chlordane (to exclude mites) and 4) NEMACUR + Chlordane, with 5 sampling times (0,2,4,8,12 weeks), and transferred to a green house. Pots were watered weekly to maintain them at field capacity. Each sampling time, rhizosphere soil was analyzed for NO3(-)- N, NH4(+)-N, Inorganic-N, microbial-N, % H20, % Organic matter, roots biomass, nematodes density.

Additional information: 

Not applicable. Fluff grass plants were collected from the Jornada grown in a greenhouse in the Biology Annex on New Mexico State University.

Maintenance: 

6 sampling times (F,0,2,4,8,12 weeks)

Date Data Last Updated: 

1987-04-08

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DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/483a6aa6dbb35ecf4f1a87e96d78ccb8

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