(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Use of palm-mat geotextiles for soil conservation : I. Effects on soil properties

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BHATTACHARYYA R. (1) ; FULLEN M.A. (1) ; BOOTH C.A. (2) ; SMETS T. (3) ; POESEN J. (3) ; BLACK A. (1) ;
(1) School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Technology, Univ., Wolverhampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE


Field experiments were conducted at Hilton, east Shropshire, U.K. during 2007–2009, to study the impacts of Borassus and Buriti mats on selected properties of the topsoil. Ten fixed plots were established, with duplicate treatments : (i) bare soil; (ii) permanent grassed; (iii) bare soil with 1 m Borassus-mat buffer strips at the lower end of the plots; (iv) bare soil with 1 m Buriti mat buffer strips at the lower end of the plots; and (v) completely-covered with Borassus mats. Initial and final soil samples of the topsoil were collected and analysed for bulk density, aggregate stability, soil organic matter (SOM), total soil C (TSC), total soil N (TSN) and pH. Results and discussion. In summary, utilization of Borassus mats as buffer strips was very successful in conserving soil properties on a loamy sand soil


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 84, no3 [pp. 99-107]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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