Journal article

Enhancement of no-tillage, crop straw return and manure application on field organic matter content overweigh the adverse effects of climate change in the arid and semi-arid Northwest China

Xingyu Hao, Wei He, Shu Kee Lam, Ping Li, Yuzheng Zong, Dongsheng Zhang, Frank Yonghong Li

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Soil organic matter (SOM) is important for sustainable agricultural production. Agricultural management can directly or indirectly affect SOM content and associated soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks. The SOM content and crop productivity are generally low in the farmlands in the arid and semi-arid regions of China, and are highly sensitive to climate changes. An improvement in SOM content may greatly enhance the efficiency of fertilizer and water use, thereby increasing the resilience of agricultural systems to climate change. However, little information is available on the response of SOM to the interactions of cultivation measures and changing climate in the regions. Here we analyzed the ef..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key R&D Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Key Research and Development Projects of Shanxi Province


Awarded by Shanxi Agricultural Valley's Special Scientific Research Project


Awarded by Shanxi Key Innovation Team Project on Dryland Wheat Cultivation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Key R&D Program of China [2017YFD0300202-5; 2015BAC02B04], National Natural Science Foundation of China [31871517, 31601212], Key Research and Development Projects of Shanxi Province [201703D221033-1], Shanxi Agricultural Valley's Special Scientific Research Project [SXNGJSKYZX201705], and Shanxi Key Innovation Team Project on Dryland Wheat Cultivation [201605d131041]