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SOIL | Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
SOIL, 4, 251–257, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-251-2018
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Special issue: Regional perspectives and challenges of soil organic carbon...

SOIL, 4, 251–257, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-251-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original research article 01 Nov 2018

Original research article | 01 Nov 2018

Effect of deforestation and subsequent land use management on soil carbon stocks in the South American Chaco

Natalia Andrea Osinaga et al.

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The sub-humid Argentine Chaco, originally covered by forest, has been subjected to clearing since the end of the 1970s and replacement of the forest by no-till farming. The organic carbon stock content up to 1 m depth varied as follows: forest > pasture > continuous cropping, with no impact of the number of years under cropping. The incorporation of pastures of warm-season grasses was able to mitigate the decrease of C stocks caused by cropping and so could be considered sustainable management.
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