Rates of Change of Soil Structure Under Different Cropping Systems

  • B. D. Kay
Part of the Advances in Soil Science book series (SOIL, volume 12)

Abstract

The structure of soil can determine both the effectiveness and the impact of farming practices. Soil structure influences the extent to which crop breeding and the management of weeds, insects, disease, soil fertility, and water are manifested in increased crop yields. Soil structure also influences the loss of agricultural chemicals through erosion and leaching and can, therefore, have a significant bearing on the environmental impact of some agricultural practices.

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