Crop rotations differ in soil carbon stabilization efficiency, but the response to quality of structural plant inputs is ambiguous
This study set out to evaluate crop rotation diversity, perenniality, carbon inputs, and carbon input quality as predictors of soil organic carbon concentration and aggregate size.
Soil organic matter as catalyst of crop resource capture
Lasting impact: The secret is in the soil
First published in Farmtario: https://farmtario.com/crops/lasting-impact-the-secret-to-increasing-carbon-is-in-the-soil/ This article is part two of a three-part series highlighting lessons learned from two long-term …
Updating our understanding of the soil organic matter-crop yield connection
Alison King, Genevieve Ali, Adam Gillespie, Claudia Wagner-Riddle. 2020. Soil organic matter as catalyst of crop resource capture. Frontiers in …
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Does higher litter quality lead to greater soil carbon stabilization efficiency? We investigated a 37-year crop rotation trial & find no clear, consistent signal of traditional proxies for litter quality. A nod to the need for complexity in our theories. https://bit.ly/2H2ynW7