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Soil-organic-matter stability in sandy cropland soils is relatedto land-use history

Sleutel, Steven and Kader, Md. Abdul and Begum, S.A. and De Neve, Stefaan (2010) Soil-organic-matter stability in sandy cropland soils is relatedto land-use history. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 173 . pp. 19-29. ISSN 1436-8730

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    Sandy cropland soils in NW Europe were found to contain unusually high organic-carbon (OC) levels, and a link with their land-usehistory has been suggested. This study’s aim was to assess the discriminating power of physical and chemical fractionation procedures to yield information on soil-organic-matter (OM) stability for these soils. In relict- and cultivated-heathland soils, much higher proportions of 6% NaOCl treatment–resistant but 10% HF–soluble OC (MOC) and N (32.2% and 29.9%) were measured comparedto a set of “permanent"-croplandsoils without a history of heathland land use (11.9% and 8.5%). Also, the proportions of 6% NaOCl– and 10% HF treatment–resistant OC and N in the relict and cultivated heathlands (19.2% and 12.0%) were higher than in the permanent-cropland soils (17.7% and 5.7%). Stepwise multiple linearregression yielded a significant relationship between the annual mineralization (g C [100 g OC]–1), soil OC (g Ckg–1) content, and %MOC: Annual mineralization= 4.347 – 0.087 soil OC – 0.032 %MOC (R2 = 0.65). Combinationsof incubationexperiments for quantificationof the labile soil OM pool with chemical fractionation may thus yield meaningful data for development of soilorganic-matter models with measurable pools, but their applicability will be limited to specific combinationsofformer land use with soil, climate, and current management.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Agriculture and Food Technology
    Depositing User: Md. Abdul Kader
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 15:54
    Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 15:54

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