Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 717–731, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-717-2021

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

SOIL, 7, 717–731, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-717-2021

Original research article 27 Oct 2021

Original research article | 27 Oct 2021

Estimation of soil properties with mid-infrared soil spectroscopy across yam production landscapes in West Africa

Philipp Baumann et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • AC1: 'Comment on soil-2020-100', Philipp Baumann, 20 Jan 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on soil-2020-100', Stefan Hauser, 18 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Comment on soil-2020-100', Philipp Baumann, 20 Jan 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on EC1', Philipp Baumann, 01 Jun 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2020-100', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Philipp Baumann, 01 Jun 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC1', Philipp Baumann, 01 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2020-100', Stefan Hauser, 23 Apr 2021
    • AC5: 'Reply on RC2', Philipp Baumann, 01 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Jun 2021) by Stefan Hauser
AR by Philipp Baumann on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Jul 2021) by Stefan Hauser
AR by Philipp Baumann on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2021) by Stefan Hauser
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2021) by Jorge Mataix-Solera(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
This work delivers openly accessible and validated calibrations for diagnosing 26 soil properties based on mid-infrared spectroscopy. These were developed for four regions in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, including 80 fields of smallholder farmers. The models can help to site-specifically and cost-efficiently monitor soil quality and fertility constraints to ameliorate soils and yields of yam or other staple crops in the four regions between the humid forest and the northern Guinean savanna.