(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Effects of mulching on soil physical properties and runoff under semi-arid conditions in southern Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JORDÁN A. (1 2) ; ZAVALA L.M. (1 2) ; GIL J. (1 3) ;
(1) MED_Soil Research Group, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. de Cristalografía, Mineralogía y Química Agrícola, Fac. de Química, Univ., Sevilla, ESPAGNE
(3) Dep. de Química Agrícola y Edafología, Fac de Ciencias, Univ., Córdoba, ESPAGNE


This study was carried out to quantify the effect of wheat straw mulching in a no tilled Fluvisol under semi-arid conditions in SW Spain and to determine the optimum rate in terms of cost and soil protection. After a 3-years experiment with 5 different mulching rates in Jerez de la Frontera, it is demonstrated that application of straw mulching significantly improved physical and chemical properties of the studied soil and reduced runoff and erosional response to rainfall


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no1 [pp. 77-85]

Bibliographic references : 83 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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