AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Latex and poly-DADMAC as soil conditioners / by Siti Masreah Bernas.

by Siti Masreah Bernas

Institution: University of Adelaide
Year: 1995
Keywords: Soil conditioners.; Latex.; Polymers.
Record ID: 1032444
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/18934


Two types of polymer, latex, a hydrophobic natural uncharged polymer, and, poly-diallyl dimethil ammonium chloride (poly-DADMAC), a hydrophilic synthetic positively charged polymer, were used as soil conditioners. Their effects on the stability of soil structure, hydrophobicity and on the growth of ryegrass were investigated. The study also monitored the rate of decomposition of latex in soil.