Journal article

Effect of a novel constructed drainage ditch on the phosphorus sorption capacity of ditch soils in an agricultural headwater catchment in subtropical central China

Feng Liu, Runlin Xiao, Yi Wang, Yong Li, Shulan Zhang, Qiao Luo, Jinshui Wu

ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2013

Abstract

Plant vegetation has been reported to be one of the best management practices to control the transport of nutrient pollutants in agricultural drainage. In this study, soil samples were collected from a novel constructed drainage ditch (ND) vegetated with strips of Indica canna, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Sparganium stoloniferum, Myriophyllum aquaticum, and Juncus effusus, from an upstream ordinary agricultural drainage ditch (OD), and from an adjacent paddy field (PD), at the 0-5 and 5-15cm layers, to compare phosphorus (P) sorption capacity. In the ND, there was a great difference in the properties of ditch soils between at the 0-5cm and 5-15cm layers. For instance, total organic carbon (TOC) at..

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Grants

Awarded by CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Team


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Key Programs of the CAS


Awarded by 12th National Science and Technology Planning Project


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was finically supported by the CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Team (KZCX2-YW-T07, 20100491005-8), the CAS 100 Talents Program, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 41101478), the Key Programs of the CAS (KZZD-EW-11), and the 12th National Science and Technology Planning Project (2012BAD14B17).