Wednesday, 23 January 2013

No-till farming replenishes soil carbon (#journal)

Soil organic carbon replenishment through long-term no-till on a Brazilian family farm

Lollato et al Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 67(3)

Deforestation and subsequent cultivation lead to losses in soil carbon and overall fertility, particularly in tropical areas.

This article shows that the long-term use of soil conservation practices can restore soil fertility to near-native levels and can halt soil erosion.

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