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Environmental impact of introducing plant covers in the taluses of terraces : implications for mitigating agricultural soil erosion and runoff

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

DURÁN ZUAZO, V.H.
IFAPA Centro Las Torres-Tomejil, Sevilla, Espagne
IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Granada, Espagne
Dep. de Edafología y Química Agrícola, Univ., Granada, Espagne
DE GRAFF, J.
Land Degradation and Development Group, Univ., Wageningen, Pays-Bas
IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Granada, Espagne
FLANAGAN, D.C.
USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Lab., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Etats-Unis


Description :
The aim of this study was to test, under field conditions, the response of runoff, soil erosion, nutrient, carbon losses, and heavy-metal transport to different plant covers, including aromatic and medicinal plants and native vegetation during two hydrological years. The study area is located in a coastal area of the south-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula at Almuñécar (Granada, SE Spain). The results support the recommendation of using plant covers with multiple purposes (aromatic–medicinal–culinary) on the taluses of subtropical-crop terraces in order to reduce erosion and pollution risk.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2011, vol. 84, n°. 1-2, p. 79-88, nombre de pages : 10, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2011

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

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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