Effectiveness of a shelterbelt in decreasing the level of inorganic elements in agricultural landscape

L W Szajdak, I Życzyńska-Bałoniak
2013 Estonian Journal of Ecology  
Concentrations of calcium, magnesium, and carbon in inorganic compounds were measured in the groundwater crossing a shelterbelt. The differences among the concentrations of Ca, Mg, and C in inorganic compounds were attributed solely to the width of the shelterbelt. This biogeochemical barrier efficiently decreased the concentrations of chemical substances: the fall in the dry mass was 30-75%, in Ca 20-54%, in Mg 46-72%, and in C in inorganic compounds 58-71%.
doi:10.3176/eco.2013.1.03 fatcat:nt73y3idsbhgzi6cv6vw6ia5um