UTILIZATION OF ANIMAL MEAL FOR GROWING OF WILLOW DEDICATED FOR ENERGY
 
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Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Environmental Protection, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Oczapowskiego 8 Str., 10-718 Olsztyn, Poland
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Anna Nogalska   

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Environmental Protection, Oczapowskiego Street 8,, 10-718 Olsztyn,, 10-718 Olsztyn, Poland
Publish date: 2016-09-20
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(4):248–254
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The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of increased rates of meat and bone meal (MBM) to the soil on biomass yield, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) content, and their accumulation in above ground biomass Salix viminalis, as well as the content of mineral N and available P forms in the soil. A two-year pot experiment was conducted at Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn (north-eastern Poland). Average biomass yield from two seasons of the studies was three higher from MBM treatments comparing to unfertilized control. Higher rates of MBM particularly in the second year showed higher yielding potential compared with mineral fertilizers. Willow biomass harvested from MBM treatments generally showed lower content of studied nutrients than willow from control treatment. It was found that in relation to the control accumulation of N in willow above ground biomass was significantly lower for 0.5% MBM treatment and significantly higher for the treatment with the highest rate (2.0%). The higher accumulation of P was found in the second year after MBM application, except treatment with the lowest MBM rate. Correlation coefficients values indicated that there is a relation between MBM rate and content of mineral N and available P in soil.