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Soil biodiversity and biogeochemical function in managed ecosystems
A complex combination of environmental, biological, chemical, and physical properties and processes determine soil biodiversity and its relationship to biogeochemical functions and ecosystem services. Vegetation, land-use, ...
Challenges and opportunities in harnessing soil disease suppressiveness for sustainable pasture production
Grasslands are an important source of biodiversity, providing a range of essential ecosystem services such as ensuring water quality and soil carbon storage. An increasing proportion of grasslands are used for pastoral ...
Fate of phosphorus applied to soil in pig slurry under cropping in southern Brazil
Strongly weathered soils (such as Oxisols), are inherently phosphorus (P) limiting and highly P-sorptive thus requiring continued P inputs for productive agriculture. Constant P inputs result in accumulation of soil P with ...
Analysis of soil eDNA functional genes: Potential to increase profitability and sustainability of pastoral agriculture
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2016-10-01)
Management of soil biological resources to optimise plant production, efficiency of nutrient inputs, and system sustainability is an emerging opportunity for pastoral agriculture. To achieve these goals, suitable tools ...