Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
SOIL, 7, 53–70, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-53-2021

Special issue: Tropical biogeochemistry of soils in the Congo Basin and the...

SOIL, 7, 53–70, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-53-2021

Original research article 15 Mar 2021

Original research article | 15 Mar 2021

Particulate macronutrient exports from tropical African montane catchments point to the impoverishment of agricultural soils

Jaqueline Stenfert Kroese et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Jan 2021) by Sebastian Doetterl
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Feb 2021) by Jorge Mataix-Solera(Executive Editor)
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Particulate macronutrient concentrations were up to 3-fold higher in a natural forest catchment compared to fertilized agricultural catchments. Although the particulate macronutrient concentrations were lower in the smallholder agriculture catchment, because of higher sediment loads from that catchment, the total particulate macronutrient loads were higher. Land management practices should be focused on agricultural land to reduce the loss of soil carbon and nutrients to the stream.