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Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Agroecosystems: Long-Term Experiments in North America

By: Eldor A Paul, Keith Paustian, ET Elliott and CV Cole

414 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #85124 | ISBN: 0849328020
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The presence - or absence - of soil organic matter (SOM) has important implications for agricultural productivity. It could also have significant implications for global climate due to its role as a source/sink of carbon. Therefore, it is important to understand the issues related to the accumulation or loss of SOM, to use what we have learned from experiments to make sound decisions about soil and crop management, and to test models and future concepts concerning SOM management. A database is included with the book, presenting tabular data for 34 sites in North America. Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Agroecosystems discusses all of these issues and more, answering such questions as:


The Role of Soil Organic Matter in Agricultural Systems and Global ChangeImpacts of Agriculture on Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, K.W. Flach, T.O. Barnwell, Jr., and P. CrossonManagement Controls on Soil Carbon, K. Paustian, H.P. Collins, and E.A. PaulCharacterization of Soil Organic Carbon Relative to Its Stability and Turnover, H.P. Collins, E.A. Paul, K. Paustian, and E.T. ElliottCrop Residue Input to Soil Organic Matter, G.A. Buyanovsky and G.H. WagnerBiogeochemistry of Managed Grasslands in Central North America, I. C. Burke, W.K Lauenroth, and D. G. MilchunasSite Management Effects on Productivity and Soil Organic Matter in the Corn BeltNitrogen Fertilizer and Legume-Cereal Rotation Effects on Soil Productivity and Organic Matter Dynamics in Wisconsin, M.B. Vanotti, L.G. Bundy, and A.E. PetersonLong-Term N Management Effects on Corn Yield and Soil C of an Aquic Haplustoll in Minnesota, D.R. Huggins and D.J. FuchsLong Term Effects of Fertilizer and Manure on Corn Yield, Soil Carbon and Other Soil Chemical Properties in Michigan, M.L. Vitosh, R.E. Lucas, and G.H. SilvaLong-Term Tillage and Periodic Plowing of a No-Tilled Soil in Michigan: Impacts, Yield and Soil Organic Matter, F.J. Pierce and M-C. FortinSoil Organic Matter in Sugar Beet and Dry Bean Cropping Systems in Michigan, D.R. ChristensonSoil Organic Carbon Changes Through Time at the University of Illinois Morrow Plots, R.G. Darmody and T.R. PeckContinuous Application of No-Tillage to Ohio Soils: Changes in Crop Yields and Organic Matter-Related Soil Properties, W.A. Dick, W.M. Edwards, and E.L. McCoyManagement Impacts on SOM and Related Soil Properties in a Long Term Farming Systems Trial in Pennsylvania: 1981-1991, S.E. Peters, M.M. Wander, L.S. Saporito, G.H. Harris, and D.B. FriedmanCrop Rotation, Manure, and Agricultural Chemical Effects on Dryland Crop Yield, SOM, and other Soil Characteristics over 16 Years in Eastern Nebraska, G.W. Lesoing and J.W. DoranSanborn Field: Effects of One Hundred Years of Cropping on Soil Parameters Influencing Productivity, G.A. Buyanovsky, J.R. Brown, and G.H. WagnerSoil Organic Matter Under Long-Term No-Tillage and Conventional Tillage Corn Production in Kentucky, W.W. Frye and R.L. BlevinsLong-Term Patterns of Plant Production and Soil Carbon Dynamics in a Georgia Piedmont Agroecosystem, P.F. HendrixSoil Carbon Level Dependence Upon Crop Culture Variables in a Thermic-Udic Region, R.R. Bruce and G.W. LangdaleChanges in Ecosystem Carbon 46 Years after Establishing Red Pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) on Abandoned Agricultural Land in the Great Lakes Region, K.S. Pregitzer and B.J. PalikSite Management Effects on Productivity and Soil Organic Matter Characteristics in the Great PlainsCrop Yield and Soil Organic Matter Trends over 60 Years in a Typic Cryoboralf at Breton, Alberta, N.G. Juma, R.C. Izaurralde, J.A. Robertson, and W.B. McGillSoil Organic Matter Dynamics in Long-Term Experiments in Southern Alberta

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