Impact of innovative agricultural practices of carbon sequestration on soil microbial community. In: Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: a multidisciplinary approach to innovative methods

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Abstract This chapter deals with the impact on soil microbiology of innovative management techniques for enhancing carbon sequestration. Within the MESCOSAGR project, the effect of different field treatments was investigated at three experimentalsites differing in pedo-climatic characteristics. Several microbiological parameters were evaluated to describe the composition of soil microbial communities involved in the carbon cycle, as well as to assess microbial biomass and activity. Resultsindicated that both compost and catalyst amendments to field soils under maize or wheat affected microbial dynamics and activities, though without being harmful to microbial communities.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteCarbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Methods
Numero di pagine33
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012


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