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Initiating conservation agriculture shows reduced soil CO2 emissions and improved soil aggregate stability in the first season in rainfed cropping in India

Karbin, S., Kassam, A., Oza, A., Sawhney, T., Sahu, P., Mogare, B., Mitra, B., Viswakarma, S., Singh, J., Mahajan, R., Malviya, S., Badole, P. and Patidar, N. (2021) Initiating conservation agriculture shows reduced soil CO2 emissions and improved soil aggregate stability in the first season in rainfed cropping in India. International Journal of Environmental Studies. ISSN 1029-0400

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2021.1987050

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The reported study was undertaken to determine which soil health indicators showed measurable signs of improvement, during the first year of the process of introducing a Conservation Agriculture (CA) cropping system in rainfed areas in Madhya Pradesh, India. Soil health indicators of soil aggregate stability, soil-atmosphere CO2 fluxes, water infiltration, soil moisture, potentially mineralisable nitrogen, soil organic content and bulk density were measured. Results demonstrate that generally, there were improvements in all measured soil health indicators in CA soils, with decrease in CO2 emissions and increase in soil aggregates being statistically significant.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Livelihoods Research
ID Code:100835
Publisher:Routledge

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