Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
SOIL, 7, 125–143, 2021
SOIL, 7, 125–143, 2021

Original research article 18 May 2021

Original research article | 18 May 2021

Added value of geophysics-based soil mapping in agro-ecosystem simulations

Cosimo Brogi et al.


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ED: Revision (05 Mar 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
AR by Cosimo Brogi on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Mar 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
RR by Jacopo Boaga (18 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish as is (10 Apr 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
ED: Publish as is (16 Apr 2021) by Kristof Van Oost(Executive Editor)
Short summary
There is a need in agriculture for detailed soil maps that carry quantitative information. Geophysics-based soil maps have the potential to deliver such products, but their added value has not been fully investigated yet. In this study, we compare the use of a geophysics-based soil map with the use of two commonly available maps as input for crop growth simulations. The geophysics-based product results in better simulations, with improvements that depend on precipitation, soil, and crop type.