Journal article
Effects of tillage and application of cattle slurry on carbon pools and aggregate distribution in temperate grassland soils



Publication Details
Authors:
Linsler, D.; Geisseler, D.; Loges, R.; Taube, F.; Ludwig, B.
Publisher:
WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Publication year:
2014
Journal:
Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
Pages range:
388-394
Journal acronym:
J Plant Nutr Soil Sc
Volume number:
177
Issue number:
3
Start page:
388
End page:
394
Number of pages:
7
ISSN:
1436-8730

Abstract
The objective was to study the effects of tillage and cattle slurry application on organic C dynamics in grassland soils. Treatments included long-term grassland and reinstalled grassland (after tillage and winter wheat cropping) with and without cattle slurry application (240 kg N ha(-1) y(-1)). A period of 4 y slurry application sufficed to increase microbial activity 1.6-fold in surface soil (0-10 cm). Tillage affected aggregate distribution and basal respiration in the surface soil.


Keywords
Aggregate fractionation, Density fractionation, Microbial activity


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