Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
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.
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Ioanna S. Panagea, Antonios Apostolakis, Antonio Berti, Jenny Bussell, Pavel Čermak, Jan Diels, Annemie Elsen, Helena Kusá, Ilaria Piccoli, Jean Poesen, Chris Stoate, Mia Tits, Zoltan Toth, and Guido Wyseure
Preprint under review for SOILShort summary
The potential to reverse the negative effects caused in the tosoil by inversion tillage, using alternative agricultural practices was evaluated. Reduced and no-tillage, and additions of manure/compost, improved the topsoil structure and the OC content. Residues retention had a positive impact on structure. We concluded that the negative effects of inversion tillage can be mitigated by reducing the tillage intensity or by adding organic materials, optimally combined with non-inversion tillage.
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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.
This study aimed to evaluate the short-term effects of the transition from conventional to...