Developmental Aspects of Water-Repellency of Sandy Soils
Increase in water-repellency of some sandy soils has been reported to be induced by conditions of high relative humidity. Incubation studies in a closed system were used to study mechanisms by which a wettable soil and a Bacillus isolate from it were able to partially suppress the expected increase in water-repellency, normally induced by high relative humidity, in some water-repellent soils. Evidence indicates a volatile product(s) is responsible for suppressing increases in water-repellency.
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