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Original research article
06 Jan 2015
Original research article |  | 06 Jan 2015

Influence of long-term mineral fertilization on metal contents and properties of soil samples taken from different locations in Hesse, Germany

S. Czarnecki and R.-A. Düring

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This study covers both aspects of understanding of soil system and soil contamination after 14 years of fertilizer application and residual effects of the fertilization 8 years after cessation of fertilizer treatment. Although many grassland fertilizer experiments have been performed worldwide, information about residual effects of fertilizer applications on grassland ecosystem functioning is still rare. This study reports the importance of monitoring of the long-term impact of fertilization.