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dc.contributor.authorMcLenaghen, Roger D.
dc.contributor.authorMalcolm, Brendon J.
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Keith C.
dc.contributor.authorDi, Hong J.
dc.contributor.authorMcLaren, Ronald G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-29T23:14:20Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05en
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMcLenaghen, R.D., Malcolm, B.J., Cameron, K.C., Di, H.J., & McLaren, R.G. (2017). Improvement of degraded soil physical conditions following the establishment of permanent pasture. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 60(3), 287-297. doi:10.1080/00288233.2017.1334668
dc.identifier.issn0028-8233en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/8716
dc.description.abstractConventional cultivation practices are known to degrade the physical properties of soils. The objective of this study was to measure changes in soil physical conditions following the establishment of permanent pasture (perennial ryegrass/white clover) on a structurally degraded soil. The physical regeneration of the topsoil was monitored over a 4-year period using a visual structure evaluation method as well as more widely used physical measurements of soil quality (e.g. soil bulk density, macroporosity, water infiltration rates, and earthworm numbers). Over the first four years of permanent pasture, there was a significant increase in macroporosity and decrease in soil bulk density from year one to year four following pasture establishment. Earthworm numbers increased from 120 m⁻² to between 440 and 620 m⁻², and water infiltration rates more than doubled after year two. However, the Peerlkamp method was not sensitive enough to detect visual changes in soil structure over the study period.en
dc.format.extent287-297 (11)en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand - https://doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2017.1334668en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2017.1334668en
dc.rights© 2017 The Royal Society of New Zealand
dc.subjectsoil structureen
dc.subjectsoil quality indicatorsen
dc.subjectvisual assesmenten
dc.subjectsoil degradationen
dc.subjectvisual assessmenten
dc.subjectAgronomy & Agricultureen
dc.titleImprovement of degraded soil physical conditions following the establishment of permanent pastureen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Soil and Physical Sciences
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00288233.2017.1334668en
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Agricultural Researchen
pubs.issue3en
pubs.notesDate of acceptance: 21 May 2017en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/SOILS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume60en
dc.identifier.eissn1175-8775en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-8956-1917
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-7631-1636
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-6966-0299


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