Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 309–317, 2022
SOIL, 8, 309–317, 2022
Short communication
08 Apr 2022
Short communication | 08 Apr 2022

Effects of environmental factors on the influence of tillage conversion on saturated soil hydraulic conductivity obtained with different methodologies: a global meta-analysis

Kaihua Liao et al.

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Cited articles

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The influence of the conversion from conventional tillage (CT) to conservation tillage (CS; including no tillage, NT, and reduced tillage, RT) on the saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat) of soils is not well understood and still debated. This study has demonstrated that quantifying the effects of tillage conversion on soil Ksat needed to consider experimental conditions, especially the measurement technique and conversion period.