Conversion from agriculture to grassland builds soil organic matter on decadal timescales.

@article{McLauchlan2006ConversionFA,
  title={Conversion from agriculture to grassland builds soil organic matter on decadal timescales.},
  author={Kendra K McLauchlan and Sarah E Hobbie and Wilfred M. Post},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={143-53}
}
Soil organic matter (SOM) often increases when agricultural fields are converted to perennial vegetation, yet decadal scale rates and the mechanisms that underlie SOM accumulation are not clear. We measured SOM accumulation and changes in soil properties on a replicated chronosequence of former agricultural fields in the midwestern United States that… CONTINUE READING

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