Field Plots and Crop Yields Under Innovative Methods of Carbon Sequestration in Soil

  • Carlo Grignani
  • Francesco Alluvione
  • Chiara Bertora
  • Laura Zavattaro
  • Massimo Fagnano
  • Nunzio Fiorentino
  • Fabrizio Quaglietta Chiarandà
  • Mariana Amato
  • Francesco Lupo
  • Rocco Bochicchio


This chapter reviews the issues related to the responses of crops and soil fertility to management strategies aimed to conserve soil carbon, especially for Mediterranean-Temperate conditions. It reports the main results from field experiments conducted in three different Italian sites in order to compare traditional and innovative soil treatments for carbon sequestration. Field agronomic treatments included traditional and minimum tillage, green manuring, two rates of mature compost application, and spreading of water-soluble Fe–porphyrin. Their effects were tested in different sites representing distinct pedo-climatic conditions.


Soil Organic Matter Cover Crop Maize Yield Soil Organic Matter Content Farmyard Manure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Grignani
    • 1
  • Francesco Alluvione
    • 1
  • Chiara Bertora
    • 1
  • Laura Zavattaro
    • 1
  • Massimo Fagnano
    • 2
  • Nunzio Fiorentino
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Quaglietta Chiarandà
    • 2
  • Mariana Amato
    • 3
  • Francesco Lupo
    • 3
  • Rocco Bochicchio
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Agronomia, Selvicoltura e Gestione del TerritorioUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Agraria e Agronomia del TerritorioUniversità di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze dei Sistemi Colturali, Forestali e dell’AmbienteUniversity of BasilicataPotenzaItaly

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