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The applicability of burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus L.) as a substitute for nitrogen fertilizer
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The applicability of burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus L.) as a substitute for nitrogen fertilizer
Kim, Min-Suk; Min, Hyungi; Hong, Sun-Hee; Kim, Jeong-Gyu;
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BACKGROUND: Burcucumber(Sicyos angulatus L.) is an invasive plant species and disturbs ecosystems in Korea. The main method for prevention of burcucumber is cutting or pulling out. However, the studies accounting for the use of the by-product of burcucumber after cutting remain incomplete. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the applicability of burcucumber as a substitute for nitrogen fertilizer.METHODS AND RESULTS: Burcucmber plants only including stem, leaves, and petiole were collected from the Sky Park in Seoul and divided in to three categories based on the length of stem of burcucumber; 10-30 cm, 30-100 cm, and 100-200 cm. And they were input into soil with 20 kg-N/10 a. After 4 weeks aging, chemical properties of treated soils and the productivity of lettuce(Lactuca sativa L.) were examined. Both the inorganic nitrogen contents in soils and the growth of lettuce were increased with the decreases in length of burcucumber standing for young plant. And the inorganic nitrogen content and the productivity of lettuce were positively correlated(r
Burcucumber;Crop productivity;Lettuce;Nitrogen fertilizer substitute;Nitrogen use efficiency;
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