Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
SOIL, 5, 91–105, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-91-2019
SOIL, 5, 91–105, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-91-2019
Original research article
19 Mar 2019
Original research article | 19 Mar 2019

On-farm study reveals positive relationship between gas transport capacity and organic carbon content in arable soil

Tino Colombi et al.

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The role of soil aeration in carbon sequestration in arable soils has only been explored little, especially at the farm level. The current study, which was conducted on 30 fields that belong to individual farms, reveals a positive relationship between soil gas transport capability and soil organic carbon content. We therefore conclude that soil aeration needs to be accounted for when developing strategies for carbon sequestration in arable soil.