J Soils Sediments (2017) 17:2371–2382 DOI 10.1007/s11368-016-1478-2 2015 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FOREST SOILS Soil quality assessment under different Paulownia fortunei plantations in mid-subtropical China 1,2,3,4 5 6 7 8 Jia Tu & Baoping Wang & Kim McGrouther & Hailong Wang & Tianle Ma & 5 1,3,4 Jie Qiao & Lichao Wu Received: 9 December 2015 /Accepted: 11 June 2016 /Published online: 17 June 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract available magnesium, available potassium, available phos- Purpose Paulownia, one of the fastest growing broad-leaved phorus, soil thickness, slope, soil organic matter, available tree species in the world, is widely distributed in the warm sulfur, available copper, dehydrogenase, and available zinc temperate regions of China. However, there are few were selected as the minimum data set (MDS). The SQ index commercial-scale Paulownia plantations, and there is only (SQI) showed that three classes for soil quality among the limited information available about the most suitable soil eight P. fortunei plantations ranged from 0.48 to 0.88 and quality for Paulownia fortunei growth in mid-subtropical, these were correlated with standing volume (p <0.05). Hunan Province, China. Conclusions From the results, we concluded that selected Materials and methods To understand the effect of the growth
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Published: Jun 17, 2016
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