(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Vegetation cover reduces erosion and enhances soil organic carbon in a vineyard in the central Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RUIZ-COLMENERO M. (1) ; BIENES R. (1 2) ; ELDRIDGE D.J. (3) ; MARQUES M.J. (4) ;
(1) Applied Research Dept., IMIDRA, Madrid, ESPAGNE
(2) Geology Dep., Univ. de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, ESPAGNE
(3) Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIE
(4) Geology and Geochemistry Dept., Univ. Autónoma, Madrid, ESPAGNE


The AA. examined the effectiveness of 2 cover crops for improving soil physical properties and reducing erosion in a vineyard located in the Henares River basin southeast of Madrid, Spain. They assessed erosion from 3 replicate plots of 2 m2 each with 3 treatments that comprised : traditional tillage, permanent cover of Brachypodium distachyon and spring-mown crop of Secale cereale. The results reinforce the notion that there are considerable benefits of using cover crops in rainfed vineyards, not only for prevention of soil erosion, but to enhance soil condition and potentially reduce the heavy reliance on industrial fertilisers


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 104 [pp. 153-160]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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