Urban cultivation in allotments maintains soil qualities adversely affected by conventional agriculture

@inproceedings{Edmondson2014UrbanCI,
  title={Urban cultivation in allotments maintains soil qualities adversely affected by conventional agriculture},
  author={Jill L. Edmondson and Zoe G. Davies and Kevin J. Gaston and Jonathan R Leake},
  booktitle={The Journal of applied ecology},
  year={2014}
}
Modern agriculture, in seeking to maximize yields to meet growing global food demand, has caused loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) and compaction, impairing critical regulating and supporting ecosystem services upon which humans also depend. Own-growing makes an important contribution to food security in urban areas globally, but its effects on soil qualities that underpin ecosystem service provision are currently unknown. We compared the main indicators of soil quality; SOC storage, total… CONTINUE READING
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