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Lime retention in anthracite coal-breaker refuseAuthor(s): Miroslaw M. Czapowskyj; Edward A. Sowa
Source: Research Note NE-154. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionHydrated lime was applied to extremely acid anthracite coal-breaker refuse at rates of 2.5 and 5.0 tons per acre. The lime raised the pH to neutral range, and this range was still in evidence 7 years after treatment. The pH readings decreased with the depth of the refuse profile, and below 9 inches they approximated those of the control plots. The 2.5-tons-of-lime-per-acre treatment was almost as effective as the 5.0-ton treatment. Application of lime in establishing vegetation on coal-breaker refuse is recommended and encouraged.
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CitationCzapowskyj, Miroslaw M.; Sowa, Edward A. 1973. Lime retention in anthracite coal-breaker refuse. Research Note NE-154. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
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