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Effect of fertilizer, legumes and cropping frequency on soil organic matter in a long-term rotation – changes after 6 years of zero tillage
Society is interested in methods of increasing C storage in soil, so as to reduce CO, concentration in the atmosphere, which may contribute to Global warming. Scientists have demonstrated that the adoption of better ...
Dynamics of carbon dioxide evolution from decomposing wheat straw
Increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is a concern because of the potential for global warming. Carbon exchange between soil and the atmosphere has an important role in the global C cycle, but partitioning soil ...
Seasonal variation in the soil microbial community in wheat-growing soil and influence of C, N, and P inputs
It has long been know that N and P fertilization increases plant growth and yield, but the impact of fertilization on soil microorganisms has rarely been considered. Long-term plots (36-year old) under fallow-wheat-wheat ...
Microbial community structure under various wheat-based cropping systems
The effects of cropping systems on soil biological quality are slow to develop. We sampled the soil of a 36-year old long-term experiment established on an Orthic Brown Chernozem, at Swift Current SK, in the fall of 2003, ...
Yield and protein of wheat and durum in Brown Soil Zone as affected by long-term tillage system and crop rotation
Three tillage-rotation experiments in the Brown soil zone showed that spring wheat and durum grain yield and protein were affected by tillage system, length of time in tillage system, crop sequence. During the initial 15 ...
Effect of cropping frequency, wheat classes, and flexible rotations on yield, production, and nitrogen economy in a Brown Chernozem
Producers in the semiarid Canadian prairies frequently summerfallow (F) to conserve water, control weeds, and to maximize soil N reserves; however, this practice often results in soil degradation. A crop rotation experiment ...