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Use of palm-mat geotextiles for soil conservation : I. Effects on soil properties

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni
FULLEN, M.A.
School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni
BOOTH, C.A.
School of Technology, Univ., Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni
SMETS, T.
Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, Belgique
POESEN, J.
Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, Belgique
BLACK, A.
School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni


Description :
Field experiments were conducted at Hilton, east Shropshire, U.K. during 2007–2009, to study the impacts of Borassus and Buriti mats on selected properties of the topsoil. Ten fixed plots were established, with duplicate treatments : (i) bare soil; (ii) permanent grassed; (iii) bare soil with 1 m Borassus-mat buffer strips at the lower end of the plots; (iv) bare soil with 1 m Buriti mat buffer strips at the lower end of the plots; and (v) completely-covered with Borassus mats. Initial and final soil samples of the topsoil were collected and analysed for bulk density, aggregate stability, soil organic matter (SOM), total soil C (TSC), total soil N (TSN) and pH. Results and discussion. In summary, utilization of Borassus mats as buffer strips was very successful in conserving soil properties on a loamy sand soil.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2011, vol. 84, n°. 3, p. 99-107, nombre de pages : 9, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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