Effects of Conservation Tillage Strategies on Soil Carbon Changes

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Farming Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 203

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Department of Agricultural Machines, Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129 St., 165 21 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: soil problems; erosion; soil tillage
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Department of Machinery Utilization, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: crop production technologies; soil sustainability; farm machinery management and assessment; conservation tillage systems; soil compaction

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Dear Colleagues, 

World agriculture is currently facing the constant loss of quality land, but it must simultaneously create enough food for the world's eight billion people. This difficult task would not be possible without new procedures and technologies. Soils contain a large pool of carbon on land, and are sensitive to changes in land use and agricultural practices. Agricultural soils are a very important factor, and farming practices should be geared towards sustainability. Conservation tillage strategies can have a significant impact on changes in soil carbon, having both positive and negative consequences, depending on a variety of factors. Soil carbon is a key component of soil organic matter, and its management is essential to maintaining soil health and fertility and mitigating climate change. Conservation tillage practices promote enhanced soil structure by reducing soil erosion and compaction. An improved soil structure promotes the conservation of soil carbon by creating stable soil aggregates that protect organic matter from microbial decomposition. Crop residue management is a key factor in conservation tillage systems, as retaining crop residues on the soil surface can significantly affect soil health.

We invite and encourage researchers to submit original scientific papers that address conservation tillage strategies, soil organic carbon, soil erosion, soil sediments, soil carbon pools, and tillage strategies. Special attention will be paid to contributions that address the effects of conservation tillage strategies on soil carbon changes.

Dr. Petr Novák
Dr. Petr Šařec
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  • soil conservation
  • soil tillage
  • soil organic carbon
  • soil carbon pool
  • soil erosion
  • agricultural soils
  • tillage

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