Effect of a Prolonged-Release System of Urea on Nitrogen Losses and Microbial Population Changes in Two Types of Agricultural Soil

Carlos Gregorio Barreras-Urbina, Francisco Rodríguez-Félix*, José Luis Cárdenas-López, Maribel Plascencia-Jatomea, Manuel Pérez-Tello, Ana Irene Ledesma-Osuna, Tomás Jesús Madera-Santana, José Agustín Tapia-Hernández, Daniela Denisse Castro-Enríquez

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Abstract

Urea is the nitrogen-containing fertilizer most used in agricultural fields; however, the nutrient given by the urea is lost into the environment. The aim of this research was to determine the effect of two soil textures by applying a prolonged-release system of urea (PRSU) on the N losses. This research shows an important decrease of the nitrate and ammonium losses from 24.91 to 87.94%. Also, the microbiological population increases after the application of the PRSU. It was concluded that both soil textures presented the same loss-reduction pattern, where the N from the nitrates and ammonium was reduced in the leachates, increasing the quality of the soil and the microbial population in both soil textures after the PRSU application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42319-42328
Number of pages10
JournalACS Omega
Volume8
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Nov 2023

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