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Title: Soil organic matter in the sustainable agriculture: Source or sink of carbon?
Authors: Grego, Stefano
Lagomarsino, Alessandra
Keywords: Soil Organic Matter
Soil Quality
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Transworld Research Network
Citation: Grego S., Lagomarsino A. 2008. Soil organic matter in the sustainable agriculture: Source or sink of carbon? In: Marinari S., Caporali S. (eds). Soil Carbon Sequestration Under Organic Farming in the Mediterranean Environment. Kerala, Ed. Transworld Research Network 3: 39-51
Abstract: Stocks of Soil Organic Matter (SOM) are controlled by the balance between carbon inputs derived from plant production and outputs through decomposition processes mediated by heterotrophs. The importance and function of SOM is largely due to its dynamic nature, being continuously synthesised, mineralised and rearranged. Besides CO2 production, SOM decomposition provides metabolic energy for microorganisms and mineral nutrients available for plant uptake. Intensive agriculture stimulates
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/1775
ISBN: 978-81-7895-327-4
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