Soil Structure Important for Carbon

by Dr Ash Martin  PhD BSc(For)Hons

The critical role of soil structure in agriculture shows in the loss of productivity when structure is degraded (e.g., compaction).  Soil structure is the result of complex interactions between biological activity and soil minerals.  In agriculture, improving soil structure can also require mechanical intervention.

For a detailed account of how tillage affects soil structure and soil carbon have a look at this recent research:
Or et al. 2021. Natural and managed soil structure: On the fragile scaffolding for soil functioning. Soil and Tillage Research. 208: 104912  (Requires PDF viewer)

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