2008) investigated the influence of a MBBM on soil microbiological activity, biomass, and composition, along with the availability of nitrogen in the form of extractable ammonium ([NH.
2006) found that plant-available phosphorus content increased in soil amended with MBBM and concluded that this OA supplied adequate phosphorus to barley and rye grass (Lolium perenne) for more than one season with a single application of 500 kg/ha.
Assuming MBBM contains ~8% nitrogen, as suggested by Jeng et al.
As a component of an integrated management system targeting soil-borne pathogens, MBBM, manures, and composts have been used to improve the efficiency of solarisation (Gamliel et al.
For example, the application of MBBM successfully controlled plant parasitic nematodes (Meloidogyine sp.
Products such as fish hydrolysates and MBBM, which have been shown to stimulate microbial activity (El-Tarabily et al.