Photooxidative Approach to Annual Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) Straw Modification with Corresponding Increases in Microbial Response1
- J. E. Park2,
- R. C. Rockhill and
- D. A. Klein3
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.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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