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Title

Effect of Phenolic Compounds on Selected Soil Properties

Authors

Inderjit

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Forest Ecology and Management

Volume

92

Issue

1-3

First Page

11

Last Page

18

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

The effects of five phenolic compounds, catechol, protocatechuic, p-coumaric, p-hydroxybenzoic, ferulic acids and their mixture were studied on pH, organic matter, organic-nitrogen, total phenolic content and certain inorganic ions of forest mineral soils (Ae and B horizons). The Ae- and B-horizon soils, were amended with 10−4 M concentration of each phenolic compound and their mixture. In general, soil properties were affected by phenolics amendement. However, soils amended with catechol did not influence any of the soil characteristics. Contents of organic matter, nitrogen and phosphate were lower in soils amended with different phenolic compounds compared to the unamended control soil. Significance of the effects of phenolic compounds on soil properties is discussed with regard to allelopathic interactions.