Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 213–222, 2022
SOIL, 8, 213–222, 2022
Original research article
22 Mar 2022
Original research article | 22 Mar 2022

Transition to conservation agriculture: how tillage intensity and covering affect soil physical parameters

Felice Sartori et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-113', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ilaria Piccoli, 01 Feb 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-113', Marta Diaz, 04 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Ilaria Piccoli, 01 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-113', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Jan 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Ilaria Piccoli, 01 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Feb 2022) by Fuensanta García-Orenes
AR by Ilaria Piccoli on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Feb 2022) by Fuensanta García-Orenes
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2022) by Engracia Madejón Rodríguez(Executive Editor)
Short summary
This study aimed to evaluate the short-term effects of the transition from conventional to conservation agriculture on soil physical properties, by determining the best soil tillage and covering combination, to exploit the benefits of conservation agriculture from the first conversion years. The results proved that, despite an increase in bulk density and penetration resistance, soil under reduced tillage systems with a cover crop improved its hydraulic properties.