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Buffer zone water repellency: effects of the management practice

Rasa, Kimmo; Räty, Mari; Nikolenko, Olga; Horn, Rainer; Yli-Halla, Markku; Uusi-Kämppä, Jaana and Pietola, Liisa (2006) Buffer zone water repellency: effects of the management practice. In: Transport and retention of pollutants from different production systems : NJF seminar 373, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 2 (5), NJF Report, pp. 140-144.

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Water repellency index R was measured in a heavy clay and a sandy loam, used as arable land or buffer zone (BZ). Further, effect of management practise and ageing of BZs were studied. Water repellency was proved to be a common phenomenon on these soils. Harvesting and grazing increased water repellency as does ageing.Low water repellency is supposed to prevent preferential flows and provide evenly distributed water infiltration pattern through large soil volume, which favours nutrient retention.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:buffer zone, water repellency, cultivation
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Finland
Related Links:http://www.njf.nu
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:16280
Deposited On:23 Sep 2009 11:29
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:40
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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