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Tillage practices and their impact on soil organic carbon and the microbial community

  title={Tillage practices and their impact on soil organic carbon and the microbial community},
  author={S. Hydbom},
Soil microorganisms are important for climate regulation as well as for plant nutrition. In agricultural soils the microorganisms are affected by management choices, like which type of tillage that is used. Moldboard plowing, the most common tillage practice, increases mineralization which leads to soil organic carbon (SOC) loss, and may thus reduce soil quality. Conservation tillage practices infer less soil disturbance and they are considered to reduce mineralization compared to plowing, and… Expand

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