Eurasian Soil Science

, 42:1364

Carbon budget in arable gray forest soils under different land use conditions

  • A. A. Larionova
  • A. M. Ermolaev
  • V. I. Nikitishen
  • V. O. Lopes de Gerenyu
  • I. V. Evdokimov
Soil Chemistry

DOI: 10.1134/S1064229309120060

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Larionova, A.A., Ermolaev, A.M., Nikitishen, V.I. et al. Eurasian Soil Sc. (2009) 42: 1364. doi:10.1134/S1064229309120060
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Abstract

The effect of different land-use practices on the carbon budget in old arable gray forest soils of Russia was studied in field experiments. A short-term (for 6–7 years) cessation of mineral fertilization had no negative effects on the carbon budget in the agrocenoses studied. Only the combination of zero fertilization with the return to monoculture and the introduction of black fallows created a negative budget of humus in the soil. The regrassing of the eroded arable soil for 24 years increased the humus reserve in the 0- to 60-cm layer by a factor of 1.6–1.7. The average annual accumulation of carbon and nitrogen after the restoration of the perennial vegetation was 106–128 g C/m2 and 11–16 g N/m2, respectively.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Larionova
    • 1
  • A. M. Ermolaev
    • 1
  • V. I. Nikitishen
    • 1
  • V. O. Lopes de Gerenyu
    • 1
  • I. V. Evdokimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems of Soil ScienceRussian Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow oblastRussia