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Effect of management of topsoil structure

Vignozzi, N.; Andrenelli, M.C.; L'Abate, G. and Pellegrini, S. (2018) Effect of management of topsoil structure. EQA – Environmental quality, 31, pp. 11-15.

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This paper aims to show the effectiveness of different soil management strategies for improving soil structure in degraded areas within two vine farms inTuscany(Italy). The management practices adopted were: Composted organic amendment addition (COMP), Green Manure (GM), Dry mulching (DM) and Control (CONTR). Topsoil samples were taken at the beginning of the trial (2015) and two years later, and analyzed for bulk density (BD) and aggregate stability by wet sieving. The strategies adopted to restore the functionality of degraded vineyard soils diversely affected BD and aggregates stability. In both the farms COMP proved to be the best strategy to reduce BD, while GM and DM gave the best results in terms of aggregate stability increase.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:aggregate stability, compost, cover crops, soil management, soil structure, viticulture
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ReSolVe
Deposited By: Priori, Simone
ID Code:33465
Deposited On:06 Jul 2018 13:35
Last Modified:06 Jul 2018 13:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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