Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 177–198, 2022
SOIL, 8, 177–198, 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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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.