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  1. Vol. 1 No. 3, p. 298-300
     
    Received: Oct 18, 1971


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doi:10.2134/jeq1972.00472425000100030020x

Photooxidative Approach to Annual Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) Straw Modification with Corresponding Increases in Microbial Response1

  1. J. E. Park2,
  2. R. C. Rockhill and
  3. D. A. Klein3

Abstract

Abstract

The biodegradability of cereal straw in soil is low because of lignin and lignin-cellulose complexes in their structure. Photooxidation prior to soil incorporation was evaluated as a means of modifying these structures to improve biodegradability. Microbial activity increased significantly when an annual ryegrass straw was photooxidized as a 0.5% w/v mixture in water by ultraviolet light in the presence of hydrogen peroxide.

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