Effect of pyroligneous acids on urease inhibition

Hyun Jun Park, Jin Hee Park
2017 Journal of Applied Biological Chemistry  
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of pyroligneous acids on urea hydrolysis for the purpose of inhibiting ammonia volatilization during urea fertilizer application. Different types of synthetic urease inhibitors have been searched and developed, but their use is limited due to varying inhibition effects on soil urease, and environmental problems. In this study, the effect of pyroligneous acids, a natural substance, on urea hydrolysis in soil was evaluated by analyzing inhibition
more » ... of urease activity. Pyroligneous acids inhibited plant urease and microbial urease activity, as well as soil urease with various urease complex. In addition, pyroligneous acids exhibited non-competitive urease inhibition effect through urease kinetics and inhibited urea hydrolysis in the soil. This study showed that pyroligneous acids treatment with urea fertilizer decreases the loss of urea fertilizer, improves the efficiency of nitrogen application on plant and reduces the amount of nitrogen fertilizers applied in soil.
doi:10.3839/jabc.2017.028 fatcat:fsiaxc766zf4zpzy3hscig37uq