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Advances in Soil Science

Volume 3 of the series Advances in Soil Science pp 71-94

The Effect of Green Manuring on the Physical Properties of Temperate-Area Soils

  • R. J. MacRaeAffiliated withDepartment of Renewable Resources, Macdonald College of McGill University
  • , G. R. MehuysAffiliated withDepartment of Renewable Resources, Macdonald College of McGill University

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Abstract

Green manuring has received little attention by the research community in the past few decades. But with renewed concern about our soil resources, particularly soil degradation, green manuring is increasingly appealing as a means to reduce losses of soil organic matter, compaction, and soil erosion and still maintain economic returns. Recent attempts to reevaluate the usefulness of green manures have been hindered by a lack of readily available and current information. This paper attempts to compile and synthesize what information is presently available.