Natural Environment Monitoring 2008, No 9, 63-69
QUALITATIVE CHANGES OF SOIL WATER OUTFLOWS IN THE CONDITIONS OF REDUCED RANGE OF FERTILIZERS (ON AN EXAMPLE OF GRASSLANDS
LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA)
The article presents the qualitative assessment of soil water outflows leaving the grasslands located in the mountainous area (Polish Carpathians). The area taken into consideration was enriched by varied amounts of fertilizers. The research project was based on lysimetric and draining water analyses. It was established that reduced amounts of fertilizers caused a subsequent decrease in most soil macro-compounds. However, their concentrations remain in safe levels, which do not pose a threat to the environment.