Estimation of soil bulk-density from loss-on-ignition values.

Published online
01 Jan 1983
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Harrison, A. F. & Bocock, K. L.

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The precision of estimates of soil bulk density from organic matter content, expressed as % loss-on-ignition of dry weight, was examined for eight groups of data collected from surface and sub-surface soils on various sites. The regression derived by pooling all data for surface soils differed significantly in elevation from its counterpart for sub-surface soils. Regressions for individual groups of data for both surface and sub-surface soils differed in slope and elevation from their respective overall equations and from each other.

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