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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Environmental impact of introducing plant covers in the taluses of terraces : implications for mitigating agricultural soil erosion and runoff

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DURÁN ZUAZO V.H. (1) ; RODRÍGUEZ PLEGUEZUELO C.R. (2) ; MARTIN PEINADO F.J. (5) ; DE GRAFF J. (3) ; FRANCIA MARTÍNEZ J.R. (2) ; FLANAGAN D.C. (4) ;
(1) IFAPA Centro Las Torres-Tomejil, Sevilla, ESPAGNE
(2) IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Granada, ESPAGNE
(3) Land Degradation and Development Group, Univ., Wageningen, PAYS-BAS
(4) USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Lab., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, ETATS-UNIS
(5) Dep. de Edafología y Química Agrícola, Univ., Granada, ESPAGNE

Abstract

The aim of this study was to test, under field conditions, the response of runoff, soil erosion, nutrient, carbon losses, and heavy-metal transport to different plant covers, including aromatic and medicinal plants and native vegetation during two hydrological years. The study area is located in a coastal area of the south-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula at Almuñécar (Granada, SE Spain). The results support the recommendation of using plant covers with multiple purposes (aromatic–medicinal–culinary) on the taluses of subtropical-crop terraces in order to reduce erosion and pollution risk.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 84, no1-2 [pp. 79-88]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 9 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2010.10.004

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