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SOIL, 1, 443–457, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-443-2015

Special issue: Geosciences and wine: the environmental processes that regulate...

SOIL, 1, 443–457, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-443-2015

Original research article 16 Jun 2015

Original research article | 16 Jun 2015

Short-term recovery of soil physical, chemical, micro- and mesobiological functions in a new vineyard under organic farming

E. A. C. Costantini et al.

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Earthworks carried out before planting a new vineyard caused, in the surface soil layer, an increase in lime and a decline in soil OC and N contents, along with a reduction in the abundance and diversity of microbial and mesofauna communities. Five years after the new vineyard establishment, soil was still far from its original quality and this limited vine development. The reduced OM input resulting from the management and the poor residue biomass was a major factor in delaying soil resilience.