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Soil organic carbon as an indicator of soil quality

Schjønning, P. and Munkholm, L.J. (2004) Soil organic carbon as an indicator of soil quality. DARCOFenews (3).

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Summary

Agricultural use of soil influences the content of soil organic carbon (SOC). Arable farming will reduce SOC compared with permanent grass. The crop rotation has a major influence on SOC, a high frequency of annual cash crops giving rise to a reduction compared with forage cropping including grass leys


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:crop rotation, animal manure, soil organic matter, indicator, threshold
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 7 (ROMAPAC) Soil quality in organic farming
Deposited By: Schjønning, Senior Soil Scientist Per
ID Code:7764
Deposited On:20 Mar 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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