The effect of crop rotation on aggregation in a red-brown earth Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Fifty years of crop rotations have decreased the stability of macroaggregates (> 250�m diameter) of Urrbrae fine sandy loam and simultaneously decreased the lengths of roots and hyphae and the percentage total organic matter in the soil. Regardless of the rotation, particles 50-250 �m diameter were very stable and were stabilized by organic matter. Practical implications of the results are discussed

publication date

  • 1980