Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 177–198, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-177-2022
SOIL, 8, 177–198, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-177-2022

Original research article 17 Mar 2022

Original research article | 17 Mar 2022

Long-term impact of cover crop and reduced disturbance tillage on soil pore size distribution and soil water storage

Samuel N. Araya 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
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-41', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Samuel Negusse Araya, 01 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-41', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Samuel Negusse Araya, 01 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Revision (06 Nov 2021) by Jan Vanderborght
AR by Samuel Negusse Araya on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Dec 2021) by Jan Vanderborght
AR by Samuel Negusse Araya on behalf of the Authors (28 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Jan 2022) by Jan Vanderborght
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Feb 2022) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
AR by Samuel Negusse Araya on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We studied the long-term effects of no-till (NT) and winter cover cropping (CC) practices on soil hydraulic properties. We measured soil water retention and conductivity and also conducted numerical simulations to compare soil water storage abilities under the different systems. Soils under NT and CC practices had improved soil structure. Conservation agriculture practices showed marginal improvement with respect to infiltration rates and water storage.