The effects of systematic compost addition or cover cropping throughout the agricultural land of the Foggia province (Southern Italy) on the soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks and the CO2-C emissions were predicted over a period of 20years (1994–2013).Therefore, the bio-physical model RothC10N was used in combination with spatially explicit input data including soil types, soil textures, land use and climate. Actual crop successions and crop types on a grid with a resolution of 30-arc sec (1km at the equator) were included in the input data.Compost application and cover cropping were not adopted as a general input to all soils and land use classes, but according to applicability in the particular cropping systems, therefore representing a realistic input scenario under given soil use practices in the area.The results of the modelling process were spatialized with regression kriging, using soil maps, land use maps and satellite images as co-variates.While the control scenario led to a SOC depletion of 0.81 Tg and a total CO2-C emission of 21.1 Tg over 20years in the Foggia province, systematic compost addition could reduce the loss of SOC to 0.56 Tg C while slightly increasing CO2-C emissions to 21.6 of Tg C. Cover cropping led to an overall SOC accumulation of 0.61 Tg and cumulated CO2-C emissions of 24.6 of Tg. Cover cropping therefore represents the most promising tool for carbon sequestration in the Foggia province.
Agricultural Systems – Elsevier
Published: Oct 1, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera