Water retention characteristics of peat and sand mixtures
 
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Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Doświadczalna 4, P.O. Box 201, 20-290 Lublin 27, Poland
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Institute for Problems of Natural Resources Use and Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Staroborisovsky tr., 10, Minsk, 220114, Belarus, NATO fellowship holder in IA PAS
Acceptance date: 2002-03-06
 
Int. Agrophys. 2002, 16(2): 161–165
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The water retention characteristics of peat, sand and their mixtures has been investigated. The results obtained showed that the hydro-physical properties of the mixtures in- vestigated depended on the relation between organic and mineral parts. The greatest changes in bulk density / total porosity, water retention and differential water capacity were observed within the range 0.1-23% of organic matter content in the systems.
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