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Soil Research (continuing Australian Journal of Soil Research) is an international journal for publishing research about fundamental and applied aspects of soil science. More

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Published online 29 July 2015
Derivation of soil-attribute estimations from legacy soil maps 
Nathan P. Odgers, Karen W. Holmes, Ted Griffin and Craig Liddicoat

It is increasingly necessary to extract even more information from legacy soil maps. We mapped clay content and its uncertainty for Western Australia and the agricultural region of South Australia at six depth intervals using digital soil-class maps that were derived from legacy soil-map information. The results demonstrate harmonisation of soil data from several sources into a map with a common specification and highlight areas where our soil knowledge is incomplete.

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Published online 30 June 2015
Grassland soil carbon and nitrogen stocks under temperate livestock grazing 
Junfang Cui, Mohammad Sadegh Askari and Nicholas M. Holden

C and N stocks in relation to grazing management in Ireland were studied. Proper reseeding was helpful to maintain soil C and N, while chemical N fertiliser did not cause any change of soil C and N. Intensified stocking rate caused changes of soil C and N by re-locating soil C and N at depth.

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Published online 30 June 2015
100 Years of superphosphate addition to pasture in an acid soil—current nutrient status and future management 
Cassandra R. Schefe, Kirsten M. Barlow, Nathan J. Robinson, Douglas M. Crawford, Timothy I. McLaren, Ronald J. Smernik, George Croatto, Ronald D. Walsh and Matt Kitching

The Permanent Top-Dressed (PTD) pasture experiment was established in 1914 at the Rutherglen Research Station in Victoria, Australia, to demonstrate the value of adding phosphorus fertiliser to increase pasture productivity for lamb and wool production. This paper reports on the status of the PTD soils after 100 years, investigating the long-term implications of continuous grazing and fertiliser management on the soil. After 100 years these soils would be in a state of quasi-equilibrium, with the history of superphosphate addition and grazing leading to a decrease in soil pH while increasing the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and exchangeable Al compared to the control.

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Published online 30 June 2015
Land management within capability: a new scheme to guide sustainable land management in New South Wales, Australia 
Jonathan M. Gray, Greg A. Chapman and Brian W. Murphy

The management of land within its inherent physical capability is vital to prevent land degradation and maintain productive soil and land resources. A new scheme, land management within capability (LMwC), that semi-quantitatively categorises the level of sustainable land management in relation to a range of soil and land hazards is presented. It can help to target priorities and guide sustainable soil and land management at local, regional and state levels.

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Published online 12 March 2015
Salinity-induced differences in soil microbial communities around the hypersaline Lake Urmia 
Mohsen Barin, Nasser Aliasgharzad, Pål Axel Olsson and MirHassan Rasouli-Sadaghiani

We found that increasing salinity decreases soil microbial biomass. Microbial community structure is changed by increased salinity; and any changes in the community that are brought about by increasing salinity will reflect adaptations in the PLFA composition resulting from microbial cell stress.

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Published online 04 March 2015
Effect of cropping practices on soil organic carbon: evidence from long-term field experiments in Victoria, Australia 
Fiona Robertson, Roger Armstrong, Debra Partington, Roger Perris, Ivanah Oliver, Colin Aumann, Doug Crawford and David Rees

It is widely suggested that soil organic matter (carbon) in grain production systems can be increased by using practices such as reduced tillage, stubble retention and alternative rotations. We measured soil carbon levels in three long-term (12, 28 and 94 year old) field experiments in Victoria. We found that these practices may not reliably increase carbon on their own, but that significant increases are possible in some circumstances through long-term use of multiple practices such as stubble retention + reduced tillage + legume + elimination of fallow.

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Volume 53 Number 4 2015

 
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Soil carbon sequestration in cool-temperate dryland pastures: mechanisms and management options 
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Alieta Eyles , Garth Coghlan , Marcus Hardie , Mark Hovenden and Kerry Bridle
pp. 349-365

As a major form of land use, permanent pastures are of great interest as a means for mitigating greenhouse gases. We review the fundamental knowledge of the complex factors that regulate soil organic carbon dynamics in pastures. These insights help us interpret the often highly variable results from regional-specific studies as well as identify best management options for promoting carbon sequestration in pastures.

 
  
 

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Soil texture controls vegetation biomass and organic carbon storage in arid desert grassland in the middle of Hexi Corridor region in Northwest China 
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Yongzhong Su , Jiuqiang Wang , Rong Yang , Xiao Yang and Guiping Fan
pp. 366-376

The vegetation productivity and soil texture in arid desert grasslands in the Hexi Corridor region of north-west China showed a high spatial heterogeneous distribution. We found that vegetation biomass, soil organic carbon (SOC) concentration and storage was significantly and positively related to soil silt+clay or clay content, and soil silt + clay content could explain 42–79% of the variation in SOC density. Soil texture could be an important controlling factor for vegetation productivity and SOC capacity in the study area.

 
  
 

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Loss of soil organic matter following cultivation of long-term pasture: effects on major exchangeable cations and cation exchange capacity 
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D. Curtin , P. M. Fraser and M. H. Beare
pp. 377-385

Cultivation of grassland is known to lead to the depletion of organic matter but the effect on soil chemical functions, including cation retention, has not been well documented. We measured cation exchange capacity and exchangeable cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na) eight years after conversion of long-term pasture to arable cropping (crops established using either intensive-, minimum- or no-tillage). Cation concentrations (top 25 cm) declined significantly under cropping, but were unaffected by tillage type.

 
  
 

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Weighting the differential water capacity to account for declining hydraulic conductivity in a drying coarse-textured soil 
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C. D. Grant and P. H. Groenevelt
pp. 386-391

Water ‘availability’ in sands relies on the water capacity and the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity. To predict ‘availability’ we use the diffusivity in weighting the water capacity prior to integration to obtain the integral water capacity. Interestingly, the diffusivity leads to the employment of the (mis-named) ‘matric flux potential’, which is partly effective (and can be adjusted) when applied from the inflection point of the water-retention curve on semi-log paper.

 
  
 

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Optimising the extraction of amorphous silica by NaOH from soils of temperate-humid climate 
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Anna Georgiadis , Daniela Sauer , Jörn Breuer , Ludger Herrmann , Thilo Rennert and Karl Stahr
pp. 392-400

Si from amorphous silica in soils is assumed to play a major role in Si availability and cycling due to its greater solubility compared to that of crystalline clay minerals. For quantifying Si from amorphous silica in soils of temperate-humid climate, we focused on optimising the alkaline extraction of amorphous silica. Based on the results of the test series with materials of known composition, extracting amorphous silica from these soils using 0.2 m NaOH at room temperature proved to be the most appropriate method.

 
  
 

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Trace elements in road-deposited and waterbed sediments in Kogarah Bay, Sydney: enrichment, sources and fractionation 
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Thuy C. Nguyen , Paripurnanda Loganathan , Tien V. Nguyen , Thi T. N. Pham , Jaya Kandasamy , Michael Wu , Ravi Naidu and Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran
pp. 401-411

Road dusts deposited along busy roads commonly contain toxic chemical elements that may be washed by rain into rivers, lakes and bays, causing water pollution that affects fish and other living creatures. Our study in eastern coastal Australia showed that five such elements mainly originating from vehicle brakes, tyres and road-surface abrasion were highly enriched in dust deposits. However, this did not increase the elemental contents in the water sediments in a nearby bay.

 
  
 

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Mobility in soil and availability to triticale plants of copper fertilisers 
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Demetrio Gonzalez , Patricia Almendros and Jose M. Alvarez
pp. 412-422

Cu-DTPA-HEDTA-EDTA, Cu-EDTA and Cu-lignosulfonate chelates were more effective than other Cu sources at providing triticale in neutral soils with an appropriate level of Cu nutrition. The potentially available Cu present in the soil correlated with Cu uptake by the triticale in a greenhouse experiment. Only the Cu-lignosulfonate fertiliser produced noticeable increases in Cu content in triticale grain without Cu losses due to leaching.

 
  
 

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Soil fertility characterisation of teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) plantations in Central America 
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Jesús Fernández-Moya , Alfredo Alvarado , Rafael Mata , Helga Thiele , Jose Manuel Segura , Edwin Vaides , Alfonso San Miguel-Ayanz and Miguel Marchamalo-Sacristán
pp. 423-432

Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) has been planted in a wide variety of soils, including many with serious fertility problems (e.g. Ultisols and perhaps Oxisols) or with added difficulties due to their physical properties (e.g. Vertisols). A general K deficiency can be observed in the Central American teak plantations, where P deficiency and acidity toxicity are also relatively common problems.

 
  
 

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Preferential flow paths in two alluvial soils with long-term additions of pig slurry in the Mediterranean zone of Chile 
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Ignacio Fuentes , Manuel Casanova , Oscar Seguel , José Padarian , Francisco Nájera and Osvaldo Salazar
pp. 433-447

This study evaluated the effects of slurry additions and soil physical properties on preferential flow and nitrate concentrations in two Mediterranean soils of central Chile. Preferential flow, assessed by a dye staining method, showed no evidence of being affected by pig slurry. Instead, tillage and soil physical properties helped to explain the stained patterns. Mediterranean climate triggered a decrease in N mineral forms during the winter season, which coincides with the period of concentrated rainfall.

 
  
 

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Changes in characteristics of soils irrigated with processing wastewater from three New Zealand dairy factories 
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G. P. Sparling , R. Littler , L. A. Schipper , B. Stevenson , L. Sherman and J. M. Russell
pp. 448-460

Changes in chemical, biological and physical characteristics of soils used for the land treatment of dairy factory wastewater, for periods up to 20 years, are reported from treatment areas used by three factories in North Island, New Zealand. The soil condition was compared with equivalent soils under conventional dairy farming and the sustainability of waste disposal to land discussed in relation to loadings.  

 
  
 

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Long-term application of olive-mill wastewater affects soil chemical and microbial properties 
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V. Kavvadias , M. Doula , M. Papadopoulou and Sid. Theocharopoulos
pp. 461-473

Disposal of untreated olive-mill wastewaters (OMW) is a major environmental problem in many Mediterranean countries. Land spreading of untreated OMW on soil had long-term residual effects on soil chemical properties and microbiological parameters, with soil respiration and microbial biomass C being significantly influenced by the changes in soil chemical properties. The early monitoring of soil chemical and microbiological parameters indicates that disposal of OMW on soil is a sustainable management practice.

 
  
 

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    SR15046  Accepted 30 July 2015
    Influence of tillage in soil penetration resistance variability in an olive orchard
    Juan Lopez de Herrera, Tomas Herrero Tejedor, Antonio Saa-Requejo, Ana Tarquis
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    SR15061  Accepted 27 July 2015
    Global warming potential as affected by incorporation of variable aged biomass of hairy vetch for rice cultivation
    Md. Mozammel Haque, Jatish Chandra Biswas, Tatoba R. Waghmode, Pil Joo kim
    Abstract


    SR15163  Accepted 24 July 2015
    Applicability of the photogrammetry technique to determine the volume and the bulk density of small soil aggregates
    David Moret-Fernández, Borja Latorre, Carolina Peña, César González-Cebollada, M. Victoria López
    Abstract


    SR15106  Accepted 24 July 2015
    Greenhouse soil biodisinfection effect on soil nitrate content, and tomato fruit yield and quality
    Jose Ignacio Marín Guirao, Julio Tello-Marquina, Manuel Díaz, Amalia Boix, César Ruiz, Francisco Camacho
    Abstract


    SR15055  Accepted 20 July 2015
    Fate of N in soil amended with 15N-labeled residues of winter cereals combined with an organic N fertilizer
    Paola Gioacchini, Daniela Montecchio, Emanuela Gnudi, Valeria Terzi, Antonio Stanca, Claudio Ciavatta, Claudio Marzadori
    Abstract


    SR15026  Accepted 20 July 2015
    Soil protection in solar photovoltactic farms by revegetation with mycorrhizal native species.
    Monica Sánchez Ormeño, Sara Hervas, Jose Amoros, Francisco García, Juan Campos, Caridad Perez-de-los Reyes
    Abstract


    SR15115  Accepted 18 July 2015
    Size of subsoil clods affects soil water availability in sand–clay mixtures
    Giacomo Betti, Cameron Grant, Rob Murray, Jock Churchman
    Abstract


    SR15008  Accepted 18 July 2015
    Soil organic carbon in cropping and pasture systems of Victoria, Australia
    Fiona Robertson, Doug Crawford, Debra Partington, Ivanah Oliver, David Rees, Colin Aumann, Roger Armstrong, Roger Perris, Michelle Davey, Michael Moodie, Jeff Baldock
    Abstract


    SR14246  Accepted 10 July 2015
    The impact of soil organic matter on soil properties – a review with emphasis on Australian soils.
    Brian Murphy
    Abstract


    SR15065  Accepted 04 July 2015
    Soil thermal and productive response of biodegradable mulch materials in a processing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) crop
    Marta Moreno, Alicia Cirujeda, Joaquín Aibar, Carmen Moreno
    Abstract


    SR15102  Accepted 26 June 2015
    Effect of rice husk biochar on selected soil properties in tropical Alfisols
    Duminda Vidana Gamage, Ranjit Mapa, Rambadoge Dharmakeerthi, Asim Biswas
    Abstract


    SR15068  Accepted 26 June 2015
    The application of neural network and grey relational analysis in ranking the factors influencing runoff and sediment yield under simulated rainfall
    Juan Wang, Jun Huang, Pute Wu, Xining Zhao
    Abstract


    SR15016  Accepted 17 June 2015
    Construction and analysis of Hydrogeological Landscape units using Self-Organising Maps
    Matthew Cracknell, Alison Cowood
    Abstract


    SR15031  Accepted 17 June 2015
    Nitrogen mineralization in soil after addition of wine-distillery waste compost: laboratory and field evaluation.
    María Requejo, María Cartagena, Raquel Villena, Luna Giraldo, Augusto Arce, Francisco Ribas, María Cabello, María Castellanos
    Abstract


    SR14299  Accepted 13 June 2015
    Soil microbial biomass C and P as affected by frequent drying-rewetting
    Hao Chen, Lu Lai, Xiaorong Zhao, Qi Mei Lin, Guitong Li
    Abstract


    SR14292  Accepted 09 June 2015
    Texture effects on carbon stabilisation and storage in New Zealand soils containing predominantly 2:1 clays
    Dennis Curtin, Mike Beare, Weiwen Qiu
    Abstract


    SR14340  Accepted 07 June 2015
    Observation of water and solute movement in a saline, bare soil, groundwater seepage area, Western Australia. Part 2: Annual water and solute balances.
    Eiichi Shimojima, Ichiro Tamagawa, Masato Horiuchi, Robert Woodbury, Jeffrey Turner
    Abstract


    SR15019  Accepted 04 June 2015
    How does grinding affect the mid infrared spectra of soil and their multivariate calibrations to texture and organic carbon?
    Frederic Le Guillou, Johanna Wetterlind, Raphael Viscarra Rossel, Warren Hicks, Mike Grundy, Seija Tuomi
    Abstract


    SR14366  Accepted 04 June 2015
    The Australian three-dimensional soil grid: Australia's contribution to the GlobalSoilMap project
    Raphael Viscarra Rossel, Charlie Chen, Mike Grundy, Ross Searle, David Clifford, Peter Campbell
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    SR15018  Accepted 03 June 2015
    Linking Land Use Capability Classes and APSIM to estimate pasture growth for regional land use planning
    Iris Vogeler, Rogerio Cichota, Josef Beautrais
    Abstract


    SR15036  Accepted 02 June 2015
    Soil specific calibration of capacitance sensors considering clay content and bulk density
    Nargish Parvin, Aurore Degré
    Abstract


    SR14300  Accepted 02 June 2015
    Effects of tillage management on soil CO2 emission and wheat yield under rain-fed conditions
    Li Lu, Sikander Khan Tanveer, Xia Wen, Cheng Liao
    Abstract


    SR14343  Accepted 01 June 2015
    Effect of different agricultural practices on carbon emission and carbon stock in organic and conventional olive systems.
    Ramez Mohamad, Vincenzo Verrastro, Lina Al Bitar, Rocco Roma, Michele Moretti, Ziad Al Chami
    Abstract


    SR14307  Accepted 01 June 2015
    Digital mapping of pre-European soil carbon stocks and decline since clearing over New South Wales, Australia
    Jonathan Gray, Thomas Bishop, Peter Smith
    Abstract


    SR14245  Accepted 29 May 2015
    Assessing soil quality indices for sub-tropical rice-based cropping systems in India
    Nirmalendu Basak, Ashim Datta, Tarik Mitran, Satadeep SinghaRoy, Bholanath Saha, Biswapati Mandal
    Abstract


    SR15057  Accepted 26 May 2015
    Theoretical Equilibrium Considerations Explain the Failure of the Maleic-Itaconic Copolymer to Increase Efficiency of Fertilizer Phosphorus Applied to Soils
    Sen Chien, George Rehm
    Abstract


    SR14323  Accepted 25 May 2015
    Assessing the Australian Soil Classification using cladistic analysis
    Gregory Miltenyi, Malte Ebach, John Triantafilis
    Abstract


    SR15085  Accepted 21 May 2015
    Organic phosphorus speciation in Australian Red Chromosols: stoichiometric control
    Melinda Moata, Ashlea Doolette, Ronald Smernik, Annie McNeill, Lynne Macdonald
    Abstract


    SR14330  Accepted 21 May 2015
    Management options for water repellent ("non-wetting") soils in Australian dryland agriculture - a review
    Margaret Roper, Stephen Davies, Paul Blackwell, David Hall, Derk Bakker, Ramona Jongepier, Phil Ward
    Abstract


    SR14282  Accepted 21 May 2015
    Pedological concepts to be considered in soil chronosequence studies
    Daniela Sauer
    Abstract


    SR14268  Accepted 13 February 2015
    80-metre Resolution 3D Soil Attribute Maps for Tasmania, Australia
    Darren Kidd, Mathew Webb, Brendan Malone, Budiman Minasny, Alex McBratney
    Abstract


    SR15073  Accepted 14 May 2015
    Can the application of rare earth elements improve yield and decrease the uptake of cadmium in ryegrass-dominated pastures?
    Richard McDowell, W Catto, T Orchiston
    Abstract


    SR14193  Accepted 13 May 2015
    Some insights into the health of Dermosols around Tasmania
    Chris Grose
    Abstract


    SR14236  Accepted 12 May 2015
    Managing cattle-grazing intensity: effects on soil organic matter and soil nitrogen
    Moran Segoli, Steven Bray, Diane Allen, Ram Dalal, Ian Watson, Andrew Ash, Peter O'Reagain
    Abstract


    SR14275  Accepted 06 May 2015
    Combining two soil property rasters using an adaptive gating approach.
    David Clifford, Yi Guo
    Abstract


    SR14267  Accepted 07 May 2015
    Report card on sustainable natural resource use in the agricultural regions of Western Australia
    Noel Schoknecht
    Abstract


    SR14259  Accepted 21 April 2015
    Change in water extractable organic carbon and microbial PLFAs of biochar during incubation with an acidic paddy soil
    Ming Li, Ming Liu, Stephen Joseph, Chunyu Jiang, Meng Wu, Zhongpei Li
    Abstract


    SR14178  Accepted 21 April 2015
    A space-time observation system for soil organic carbon
    Senani Karunaratne, Thomas Bishop, Jason Lessels, Jeff Baldock, Inakwu Odeh
    Abstract


    SR14170  Accepted 20 April 2015
    Impact of abandonment of olive orchards on soil organic carbon sequestration in Mediterranean Lebanon
    Thérèse Atallah, Katy Sitt, Emile El Asmar, Sandra Bitar, Lamia Ibrahim, Nabih Khatib, Talal Darwish
    Abstract


    SR14012  Accepted 20 April 2015
    An assessment of the accuracy of Profile Available Water and Potential Rooting Depth estimates held within New Zealand’s Fundamental Soil Layers geo-database
    Grant Pearse, Mark Bloomberg, Elena Moltchanova
    Abstract


    SR14339  Accepted 13 April 2015
    Review: Measuring soil organic carbon – which technique, and where to from here?
    Timothy Johns, Michael Angove, Sabine Wilkens
    Abstract


    SR14194  Accepted 13 April 2015
    Assessment of the surface chemistry of wood-derived biochars using wet chemistry, FTIR, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
    Roberto Calvelo-Pereira, M. Camps Arbestain, Marcos Vazquez Sueiro, Juan Antonio Maciá-Agulló
    Abstract


    SR14073  Accepted 11 April 2015
    Procedure to estimate ammonia loss after N fertiliser application to moist soil
    Ian Fillery, Nirav Khimashia
    Abstract


    SR14288  Accepted 06 April 2015
    Variability of total soil respiration in a Mediterranean vineyard
    Egidio Lardo, Assunta Maria Palese, Vitale Nuzzo, Cristos Xiloyannis, Giuseppe Celano
    Abstract


    SR14128  Accepted 07 April 2015
    Slow-release boron fertilizers: co-granulation of boron sources with mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP)
    Margaret Abat, Fien Degryse, Roslyn Baird, Michael McLaughlin
    Abstract


    SR14297  Accepted 27 March 2015
    Enzymes activity, microbial biomass and community structure in a Long-term Restored Soil Under Semiarid Conditions
    Irene Torres, Felipe Bastida, Teresa Hernandez, Juan Albaladejo, Carlos Garcia Izquierdo
    Abstract


    SR14356  Accepted 26 March 2015
    Soil Residuals and Plant Uptake of Cu and Zn from Biosolids applied to a Clay Loam Soil under Field Conditions in Victoria, Australia
    Firew Beshah, Nichola Porter, Barry Meehan, Roger Wrigley, Mike Adams
    Abstract


    SR15043  Accepted 23 March 2015
    An error budget for soil salinity mapping using different ancillary data
    Jingyi Huang, Ehsan Zare, Raj Malik, John Triantafilis
    Abstract


    SR14355  Accepted 17 March 2015
    Strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in intensively managed vegetable cropping systems in subtropical Australia
    Mehran Rezaei Rashti, Weijin Wang, Stephen Harper, PHIL MOODY, Chengrong Chen, Hossein Ghadiri, Steven Reeves
    Abstract


    SR14209  Accepted 16 March 2015
    Evaluation of load support capacity of remoulded fine and coarse textured soils as affected by wetting and drying cycles
    Maryam Salehian Dastjerdi, Abbas Hemmat
    Abstract


    SR14363  Accepted 14 March 2015
    Spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall erosivity in New Zealand
    Andreas Klik, Kathrin Haas, Anna Dvorackova, Ian Fuller
    Abstract


    SR14350  Accepted 14 March 2015
    Runoff and sediment yield of tilled and spontaneous grass-covered olive orchards grown on sloping land
    Assunta Maria Palese, Jenno Ringersma, Jantiene Baartman, Piet Peters, Cristos Xiloyannis
    Abstract


    SR14270  Accepted 04 March 2015
    Large-area spatial disaggregation of a mosaic of conventional soil maps: evaluation over Western Australia
    Karen Holmes, Edward Griffin, Nathan Odgers
    Abstract


    SR14239  Accepted 03 March 2015
    Identification and interpretation of sources of uncertainty in soils change in a global systems-based modelling process
    Nathan Robinson, Kurt Benke, Sorn Norng
    Abstract


    SR14309  Accepted 24 February 2015
    Effects of thinning on soil respiration and microbial respiration of forest floor and soil in oak (Quercus frainetto Ten.) forest
    Serdar Akburak, Ender Makineci
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1. Published 25 November 2014
Opportunities and constraints for biochar technology in Australian agriculture: looking beyond carbon sequestration

Balwant Singh, Lynne M. Macdonald, Rai S. Kookana, Lukas van Zwieten, Greg Butler, Stephen Joseph, Anthony Weatherley, Bhawana B. Kaudal, Andrew Regan, Julie Cattle, Feike Dijkstra, Mark Boersma, Stephen Kimber, Alexander Keith and Maryam Esfandbod

2. Published 10 October 2014
A review of nitrogen losses due to leaching and surface runoff under intensive pasture management in Australia

Lucy L. Burkitt

3. Published 6 March 2015
Digital mapping of RUSLE slope length and steepness factor across New South Wales, Australia

Xihua Yang

4. Published 10 February 2015
The ameliorating effects of biochar and compost on soil quality and plant growth on a Ferralsol

Getachew Agegnehu, Michael I. Bird, Paul N. Nelson and Adrian M. Bass

5. Published 27 August 2014
Least-limiting water range of the soil seedbed submitted to mechanical and biological chiselling under no-till

O. Guedes Filho, A. P. da Silva, N. F. B. Giarola and C. A. Tormena

6. Published 11 May 2015
Changes in the soil quality attributes of continuous no-till farming systems following a strategic tillage

M. H. Crawford, V. Rincon-Florez, A. Balzer, Y. P. Dang, L. C. Carvalhais, H. Liu and P. M. Schenk

7. Published 27 August 2014
Impact of organic soil amendments, including poultry-litter biochar, on nematodes in a Riverina, New South Wales, vineyard

L. Rahman, M. A. Whitelaw-Weckert and B. Orchard

8. Published 6 March 2015
Soil organic carbon fractions under conventional and no-till management in a long-term study in southern Spain

R. Carbonell-Bojollo, E. J. González-Sánchez, M. Repullo Ruibérriz de Torres, R. Ordóñez-Fernández, J. Domínguez-Gimenez and G. Basch

9. Published 30 June 2015
Soil carbon sequestration in cool-temperate dryland pastures: mechanisms and management options

Alieta Eyles, Garth Coghlan, Marcus Hardie, Mark Hovenden and Kerry Bridle

10. Published 10 October 2014
How much soil organic carbon sequestration is due to conservation agriculture reducing soil erosion?

Yong Li, Hanqing Yu, Adrian Chappell, Na Zhou and Roger Funk

11. Published 10 October 2014
Effects of amendment of different biochars on soil enzyme activities related to carbon mineralisation

Lei Ouyang, Qian Tang, Liuqian Yu and Renduo Zhang

12. Published 6 March 2015
Increased profile wettability in texture-contrast soils from clay delving: case studies in South Australia

Giacomo Betti, Cameron Grant, Gordon Churchman and Robert Murray

13. Published 10 February 2015
Pragmatic models for the prediction and digital mapping of soil properties in eastern Australia

Jonathan M. Gray, Thomas F. A. Bishop and Xihua Yang

14. Published 25 November 2014
Ammonia volatilisation from nitrogen fertilisers surface-applied to bare fallows, wheat crops and perennial-grass-based pastures on Vertosols

Graeme D. Schwenke, William Manning and Bruce M. Haigh

15. Published 25 November 2014
Nitrous oxide emission from two acidic soils as affected by dolomite application

Muhammad Shaaban, Qian Peng, Shan Lin, Yupeng Wu, Jinsong Zhao and Ronggui Hu

16. Published 6 March 2015
Landscape scale survey of indicators of soil health in grazing systems

K. M. Damsma, M. T. Rose and T. R. Cavagnaro

17. Published 6 March 2015
Carbon dynamics from carbonate dissolution in Australian agricultural soils

Waqar Ahmad, Balwant Singh, Ram C. Dalal and Feike A. Dijkstra

18. Published 27 August 2014
Addition of glucose increases the activity of microbes in saline soils

Bannur Elmajdoub, Petra Marschner and Richard G. Burns

19. Published 11 May 2015
Response of soil nitrous oxide flux to nitrogen fertiliser application and legume rotation in a semi-arid climate, identified by smoothing spline models

Sally Jane Officer, Frances Phillips, Gavin Kearney, Roger Armstrong, John Graham and Debra Partington

20. Effect of cropping practices on soil organic carbon: evidence from long-term field experiments in Victoria, Australia

Fiona Robertson, Roger Armstrong, Debra Partington, Roger Perris, Ivanah Oliver, Colin Aumann, Doug Crawford and David Rees


      
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