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Organic inputs for soil fertility management in tropical agroecosystems: Application of an organic resource database
Organic resources play a critical role in both short-term nutrient availability and longer-term maintenance of soil organic matter in most smaller holder farming systems in the tropics. Despite thisExpand
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Soil organic carbon stocks in China and changes from 1980s to 2000s
The estimation of the size and changes of soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks is of great importance for decision makers to adopt proper measures to protect soils and to develop strategies forExpand
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Driven by Nature: Plant Litter Quality and Decomposition
Pathways and processes in decomposition foraging, feeding and feedback manipulation of plant litter quality synchrony and soil organic matter - theory into practice? building soil organic matterExpand
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Nitrous oxide emissions following application of residues and fertiliser under zero and conventional tillage
Emissions of N2O were measured following combined applications of inorganic N fertiliser and crop residues to a silt loam soil in S.E. England, UK. Effects of cultivation technique and residueExpand
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Future benefits from biological nitrogen fixation: An ecological approach to agriculture
Strategies for the enhancement and exploitation of biological nitrogen fixation are assessed with attention to the likely timescales for realization of benefits in agriculture. Benefits arising fromExpand
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Potential of agroforestry for carbon sequestration and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from soils in the tropics
Losses of carbon (C) stocks in terrestrial ecosystems and increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are challenges that scientists and policy makers have been facing in theExpand
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Nitrogen release from prunings of legume hedgerow trees in relation to quality of the prunings and incubation method
Three methods: litterbags, incubation of materials in pots and incubation in leaching-tubes, were compared to determine the effects of N, lignin and polyphenols of legume tree prunings on theirExpand
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Interactions between residues of maize and pigeonpea and mineral N fertilizers during decomposition and N mineralization
Nitrogen mineralization patterns of maize and pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) residues were examined in leaching tubes, both in isolation and mixtures, in Malawian soils of varying texture. SenescedExpand
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