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Editors-in-Chief: Balwant Singh and Mark Tibbett

 
 
 

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Published online 20 September 2016
Effects of vegetation cover on sediment particle size distribution and transport processes in natural rainfall conditions on post-fire hillslope plots in South Korea 
Ewane Basil Ewane and Heon-Ho Lee

Sediments were collected from burned and unburned plots with different vegetation cover conditions after each rainfall event. The main aim of the study was to examine the effects of post-fire vegetation cover, bare soil disaggregation, slope and rainfall intensity on eroded sediment size distribution. Finer soil particles were transported more from burned than unburned plots because of significant differences in vegetation cover.

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Published online 20 September 2016
Gypsum application increases the carbon stock in soil under sugar cane in the Cerrado region of Brazil 
L. G. Araújo, C. C. Figueiredo and D. M. G. Sousa

The use of gypsum to amend tropical soils rich in toxic aluminium can effectively increase soil carbon stocks. Total carbon stock in the soil and its fractions were estimated after four growing seasons of sugar cane under gypsum application. Of the total increase in C stocks resulting from gypsum application, 80% occurred in the 40–100-cm layer.

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Published online 13 September 2016
Increases in organic carbon concentration and stock after clay addition to sands: validation of sampling methodology and effects of modification method 
Amanda Schapel, David Davenport and Petra Marschner

Organic carbon (OC) concentration is often very low in sands. Clay addition to these soils can increase soil OC concentration through increased input of OC from increased plant biomass and increased stabilisation of OC by binding to clays. A soil-sampling methodology for organic carbon in clay-modified soil was developed, and clay modification was shown to increase OC concentrations and stocks compared with unmodified control soil.

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Published online 12 September 2016
Applications of fipronil (Adonis 3UL) and Metarhizium acridum for use against locusts have minimal effect on litter decomposition and microbial functional diversity in Australian arid grassland 
Kimberly Maute, Paul Story, Grant C. Hose, C. M. Bull and Kris French

To gain insight into the relative effects of two locust control insecticide applications, we monitored litter decomposition and microbial functional diversity responses to chemical and biopesticide treatment methods. Results suggested there is little evidence of an effect of our pesticide application methods on arid-zone litter decomposition or microbial functional diversity, thus supporting the status of the biocontrol agent (Metarhizium acridum) or ultra-low volume fipronil barrier treatments as low-hazard locust control applications in arid Australia.

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Published online 12 September 2016
Soil organic and organomineral fractions as indicators of the effects of land management in conventional and organic sugar cane systems 
Carolina B. Brandani, Thalita F. Abbruzzini, Richard T. Conant and Carlos Eduardo P. Cerri

We determined (1) the effects of different sugar cane management on the C and N content of soil organic matter (SOM) fractions; (2) the effects of crop management, soil texture, depth and different organic matter additions on changes in 13C/12C and 15N/14N isotope composition; and (3) the amount of SOC derived from different sources. Green cane combined with organic system is a strategy for long-term storage of total C and N in the SOM fraction associated with <53-µm organomineral and the light fraction.

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Published online 12 September 2016
Dissolved organic nitrogen contributes significantly to leaching from furrow-irrigated cotton–wheat–maize rotations 
B. C. T. Macdonald, A. J. Ringrose-Voase, A. J. Nadelko, M. Farrell, S. Tuomi and G. Nachimuthu

In the present study, over a 5-year period (2008–2013), 740 kg N ha–1 fertiliser was applied to an irrigated cotton–wheat–maize rotation on a cracking clay (grey Vertosol). The N in the drainage was composed of 12.8 kg NOx-N ha–1, 8.7 DON-N and 0.1 NH4+-N kg ha–1. This result shows that DON is an important component (40%) of the deep drainage N from irrigated Vertosol cotton production systems.

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Published online 12 September 2016
The effect of soil moisture extremes on the pathways and forms of phosphorus lost in runoff from two contrasting soil types 
B. Simmonds, R. W. McDowell and L. M. Condron

Very dry soil moisture conditions enhanced particulate phosphorus losses in surface runoff from an Organic soil and from a Brown soil under very wet conditions. A high hydraulic conductivity resulted in more P being lost in subsurface flow than surface runoff from the Organic soil, whereas surface runoff losses dominated the Brown soil. The quantity of P lost was inversely related to the anion storage capacity of the soil.

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Published online 05 September 2016
Knowledge-based soil type classification using terrain segmentation 
Andrei Dornik, Lucian Drăguţ and Petru Urdea

The present study aims to evaluate the extent to which geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA) and expert-knowledge, using digital maps of climate, topography, vegetation, and geology as soil covariates, could model and reproduce a conventional soil map at a scale 1 : 1 000 000 in the south-west of Romania. The results showed that the similarity with the conventional soil map was higher when modelling was conducted through GEOBIA approach (general similarity of 65% and fuzzy kappa index of 0.58) than that obtained using the pixel-based approach and SoilGrids.

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Published online 05 September 2016
Qualitative and quantitative response of soil organic carbon to 40 years of crop residue incorporation under contrasting nitrogen fertilisation regimes 
Christopher Poeplau, Lisa Reiter, Antonio Berti and Thomas Kätterer

The long-term effect of crop residue incorporation on soil organic carbon stocks and fractions was investigated in a field experiment in Padua, Italy. After 40 years, only 4% (3.1 Mg ha–1) of the incorporated residue-carbon was retained in the soil with 93% of that carbon being stabilised in the silt and clay fraction. We concluded that aboveground crop residue incorporation was not a significant measure to increase soil carbon storage in the investigated experiment.

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Published online 05 September 2016
The influence of surfactant and organic matter content on wetting pattern of different non-water repellent soils 
Mohammad Reza Chaichi, Marcus Turcios and Mina Rostamza

Few studies have evaluated the risks and benefits of non-ionic surfactant applications in wettable soil. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a surfactant in modifying the wetting pattern in soils of different textures and organic matter contents. The results demonstrated the superiority of surfactant application on increasing water distribution in the soil profile for all soil textural classes.

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Published online 05 September 2016
An alternative index to the exchangeable sodium percentage for an explanation of dispersion occurring in soils 
John McL. Bennett, Alla Marchuk and Serhiy Marchuk

There are differential dispersive/flocculative effects of K and Mg to Na and Ca, respectively. Hence, there is a requirement to replace the exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP). Exchangeable dispersive percentage (EDP) is derived to replace ESP. The EDP is validated against two datasets, and further mathematical investigation of the contribution of Mg to dispersion is undertaken. Mineralogy affects turbidity results at a given dispersive index, and an improved criterion for assessment of Mg effect on dispersivity is presented.

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Published online 30 August 2016
Soil charcoal prediction using attenuated total reflectance mid-infrared spectroscopy 
E. U. Hobley, A. J. L. E. Gay Brereton and B. Wilson

We quantified the charcoal content of artificial soil samples of defined quantities of rock, charcoal and litter, spanning a wide range of organic carbon contents (0.1–15%). Using attenuated total reflectance mid-infrared spectroscopy combined with randomForest modelling, we overcame traditional limitations (e.g. non-linearity) of infrared analysis and accurately quantified the charcoal content of the standards, enabling rapid, low-cost and efficient charcoal analysis in soil.

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Published online 29 August 2016
Transport characteristics of heavy metals, metalloids and pesticides through major agricultural soils of Bangladesh as determined by TDR 
M. A. Mojid, A. B. M. Z. Hossain, V. Cappuyns and G. C. L. Wyseure

The transport parameters of heavy metal/metalloid compounds and pesticides in soils as well as their relationships with soil physicochemical properties are needed for assessment of pollutant mobility in the soils. Time-domain reflectometry-measured bulk soil electrical conductivity can be used as the basic data for the transport parameters and relationships. The clay content and, in some cases, median grain diameter of the soil controls the relationships between the transport parameters and soils.

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Published online 29 August 2016
Effects of permanent grass versus tillage on aggregation and organic matter dynamics in a poorly developed vineyard soil 
Sergio A. Belmonte, Luisella Celi, Silvia Stanchi, Daniel Said-Pullicino, Ermanno Zanini and Eleonora Bonifacio

The study evaluates the effects of permanent grass versus single autumn tillage on soil structure and organic matter dynamics in a hilly vineyard. Grass cover had positive effects on soil organic matter and aggregate stability but the improvement was slow. Conversely, tillage induced an immediate negative effect, especially on aggregate resistance. Tillage altered organic matter dynamics by preventing the addition of new material into the mineral-associated organic fractions and limiting the stabilisation of aggregates.

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Published online 29 August 2016
Soil carbon and inferred net primary production in high- and low-intensity grazing systems on the New England Tableland, eastern Australia 
Rick Young, Annette Cowie, Steven Harden and Ross McLeod

To reduce net greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, we hypothesised that grazing systems with historically high stocking rates would require higher net primary production by pasture plants, hence the possibility of sequestering more soil carbon, than systems with average stocking rates. We compared two such systems, 18 vs 9 dry sheep equivalents (dse) ha–1, on the New England Tableland and found no differences in soil carbon despite an inferred approximately 30% greater net primary production at the higher stocking rate. Together with other reports, this suggests that changes in grazing management will not produce increases in soil carbon in most Australian environments.

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Published online 29 August 2016
Effects of municipal solid waste compost, rice-straw compost and mineral fertilisers on biological and chemical properties of a saline soil and yields in a mustard–pearl millet cropping system 
M. D. Meena, P. K. Joshi, B. Narjary, P. Sheoran, H. S. Jat, A. R. Chinchmalatpure, R. K. Yadav and D. K. Sharma

Soil microbial carbon was significantly higher with MSWC+50% recommended dose of fertilisers (RDF) than control. Soil salinity significantly decreased using 37% with MSWC + 50% RDF relative to the control at 150 days of mustard growth during 2013–14. The maximum concentration of soil organic carbon (SOC) was observed with MSWC+50% RDF. The grain yield increased by 10% and 28% for mustard and pearl millet, respectively, with RSC + 50% RDF relative to 100% RDF during the first year of cropping cycle.

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Published online 22 August 2016
Soil chemistry and acidification risk of acid sulfate soils on a temperate estuarine floodplain in southern Australia 
C. C. Yau, V. N. L. Wong and D. M. Kennedy

Coastal acid sulfate soils (CASS) were identified on the Anglesea River estuarine floodplain in southern Australia. On the lower estuarine floodplain, potential acidity can be neutralised by shell materials and seawater, resulting in negative net acidity. Conversely, net acidity was positive on the upper estuarine floodplain owing to the diminishing influence of seawater and shell materials. High concentrations of organic matter and trace metals can further contribute to acidity in these sites.

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Published online 22 August 2016
Prediction of salt transport in different soil textures under drip irrigation in an arid zone using the SWAGMAN Destiny model 
Haichang Yang, Yun Chen, Fenghua Zhang, Tingbao Xu and Xu Cai

Traditional detailed field experiments on soil textures and salt content were combined with the SWAGMAN Destiny model for providing reliable estimates on long-term salt change dynamics. The desalinization rate in sand, which appears to be steady in the whole profile, is generally higher than that in loam and clay. Soil salinity decreases in the upper layers and increases in the bottom layers of the investigated soil profile.

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Published online 22 August 2016
The nitrification inhibitor 3,4,-dimethylpyrazole phosphate strongly inhibits nitrification in coarse-grained soils containing a low abundance of nitrifying microbiota 
Elliott G. Duncan, Cathryn A. O'Sullivan, Anna K. Simonsen, Margaret M. Roper, Mark B. Peoples, Karen Treble and Kelley Whisson

The nitrification inhibitor 3,4,-dimethylpyrozole phosphate (DMPP) may be effective in minimising environmental degradation caused by NO3leaching from excessive N fertiliser use. DMPP has not been widely investigated on coarse-grained soils containing a low abundance of nitrifying microbes. In this study, using such soils, DMPP conserved NH4+ and inhibited nitrifying microbial populations for 100 days, which is longer than observed previously for heavier soil types. In addition, DMPP was more effective than another nitrification inhibitor (nitrapyrin) in inhibiting nitrification. These soils also contained low Cu, a cofactor in ammonia mono-oxygenase (AMO), which facilitates nitrification, suggesting an interaction between DMPP and Cu availability controlled this process. Thus, DMPP has the potential to be an important tool in minimising nitrification in areas where these soils are common (e.g. Western Australia’s agricultural zones).

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Published online 22 August 2016
Spatial and temporal variations of soil function in a Mediterranean serpentine ecosystem 
Nikolaos Monokrousos, George Charalampidis, Pantelitsa Kapagianni, Maria D. Argyropoulou and Efimia M. Papatheodorou

Serpentine soils are naturally metalliferous and hostile to most plants and animals. Exploring soil variables under evergreen-sclerophyllous and phryganic shrubs of a serpentine Mediterranean ecosystem revealed that heavy metals did not inhibit soil enzymes that reflect microbial activity, while potassium availability was crucial for the establishment of vegetation. The climate imposed strong temporal variations on the soil environment. The availability of nutrients and heavy metals in soils under the different plant species was not reflected in their foliar concentrations.

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Published online 22 August 2016
Sulfur-enriched biochar as a potential soil amendment and fertiliser 
Hongjie Zhang, R. Paul Voroney, G. W. Price and Andrew J. White

Activated biochar exposed to H2S and contained 36.5% S (S element and SO42–), confirming its potential to adsorb significant amounts of H2S. SulfaChar significantly increased corn plant biomass when used as an S fertiliser.

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Published online 22 August 2016
Mineralogy of volcanically derived alluvial soils at Moshi, Tanzania 
T. S. Taylor, J. C. Hughes and L. W. Titshall

Irrigation of crops on volcanic soils in Tanzania is common, but knowledge of their mineralogy and its effect on soil properties is scarce. This study investigated the mineralogy of such soils on a sugar estate and found that the main clay minerals were halloysite, high-defect kaolinite and allophane. This suite of minerals has a major effect on the reactive surface area and is likely to affect the physical properties of these soils, such as water retention and transmission properties.

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Published online 22 August 2016
Soil properties and carbon stocks in a grey Vertosol irrigated with treated sewage effluent 
N. R. Hulugalle, T. B. Weaver, L. A. Finlay and V. Heimoana

Changes in soil salinity, sodicity and carbon C storage in a grey Vertosol under conservation farming and irrigated with tertiary-treated sewage effluent were assessed over a 14-year period. Salinity and exchangeable Mg concentration were strongly influenced by interactions between seasonal rainfall (i.e. floods and drought) and the quality of the effluent, whereas exchangeable sodium percentage and exchangeable K concentration changes were not affected by variations in seasonal rainfall. Soil organic content declined until the flooding events but increased thereafter.

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Published online 15 August 2016
Possible effects of irrigation with wastewater on the clay mineralogy of some Australian clayey soils: laboratory study 
Serhiy Marchuk, Jock Churchman and Pichu Rengasamy

Irrigation with potassium-rich wastewater may lead to mineralogical changes in the soil, which can affect the physicochemical properties of soil. The dynamic of these changes can be monitored by X-ray diffraction analysis both qualitatively and quantitatively. Peak decomposition method showed trends towards the formation of interstratifications of illite with smectite at the expense of smectite and an alteration of poorly crystallised illite into its more well-ordered forms.

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Published online 15 August 2016
Influence of the wetting process on estimation of the water-retention curve of tilled soils 
D. Moret-Fernández, C. Peña-Sancho and M. V. López

The influence of soil wetting processes (waterlogging (WP) and capillary rise to saturation (CRP)) on the soil-water retention curve estimation was studied. Conventional tillage, reduced tillage, and no tillage treatments under different soil conditions were analyzed. CPR minimized the effect of the wetting process on the soil-water retention curve estimation, and only the freshly tilled soil under reduced tillage treatment was significantly affected by the wetting process.

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Published online 15 August 2016
Soil inorganic carbon in Pampean agroecosystems: distribution and relationships with soil properties in Buenos Aires province 
Gabriela Civeira

Soil inorganic carbon (SIC) in landscape positions and related edaphic properties under agronomic uses in Pampean agroecosystems were examined. The following were determined: SIC relations with soil taxa, soil organic carbon effects on SIC content, and SIC distribution in soil horizons at great group level. SIC as a predictor of landscape use changes in agroecosystems.

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Published online 09 August 2016
Blade loosening creates a deeper and near-stable rooting zone that raises the productivity of a structurally unstable texture contrast soil 
G. J. Hamilton, J. Sheppard, R. Bowey and P. Fisher

Sustainable improvements in productivity and profitability of structurally weak or dispersive texture contrast soils have proved elusive. Blade loosening to a depth of approximately 300 mm with a machine that has little draft and near-zero soil disturbance increased crop production and maintained an unsaturated and stable root zone. The blade loosener could be mounted on seeders operating in a controlled traffic farming regimen, and thus provide a sustainable means of raising the productivity and profitability of farming structurally weak texture contrast soils.

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Published online 13 July 2016
Effect of different rice establishment methods on soil physical properties in drought-prone, rainfed lowlands of Bihar, India 
Surajit Mondal, Santosh Kumar, A. Abdul Haris, S. K. Dwivedi, B. P. Bhatt and J. S. Mishra

Puddling that deteriorates soil health is a time consuming and labour intensive process. The aims of the study was to evaluate the effect of alternative rice establishment methods on soil physical properties and productivity of the rice-wheat cropping system. Unpuddling can create a more favorable conditions for soil health by improving bulk density, aggregation stability, pore size distribution, penetration resistance which in the longer term can improve crop growth.

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Volume 54 Number 6 2016

 
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Soil phosphorus status and environmental risk of phosphorus run-off from pastures in south-eastern New South Wales 
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M. R. Hart and P. S. Cornish
pp. 685-691

Representative grassland soils in south east NSW were sampled to provide an overview of agronomic phosphorus requirement and phosphorus environmental risk for pastoral land uses. From soil Colwell P and phosphorus buffering index (PBI) values, 20% of the sites was considered to present a significant environmental risk to water quality. Routine use of soil PBI analysis with Colwell P tests could improve land management practices to reduce diffuse pollution from agriculture.

 
  
 

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Multiple additions of rapidly decomposable residue alleviate the negative impact of salinity on microbial activity 
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Hasbullah Hasbullah and Petra Marschner
pp. 692-699

With a single residue addition, the reduction in soil respiration with increasing salinity was smaller in soils amended with rapidly decomposable residues (low C : N ratio) compared with slowly decomposable residues (high C : N ratio). With rapidly decomposable residue, the reduction of cumulative respiration with increasing salinity was smaller with repeated addition than with only a single addition. However, this was not the case with slowly decomposable residue.

 
  
 

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Quantifying the costs of soil constraints to Australian agriculture: a case study of wheat in north-eastern Australia 
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Y. P. Dang and P. W. Moody
pp. 700-707

A ‘hybrid approach’ consisting of determining magnitude and cause(s) of yield gap to estimate costs of soil constraints to the Australian agriculture was proposed and demonstrated at farm scale. Multi-year spatiotemporal analysis of remotely sensed data provided a rapid and accurate assessment of areas that are consistently low-yielding over several years, indicating the presence of at least one unamended soil constraint factor. A ‘bottom-up’ approach was proposed to upscale the hybrid approach from local to national relevance.

 
  
 

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Mulching materials improve soil properties and maize growth in the Northwestern Loess Plateau, China 
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Rong Li , Xianqing Hou , Zhikuan Jia and Qingfang Han
pp. 708-718

Polyethylene film and biodegradable polymer film mulch had significant effects on soil temperature, water conservation, maize yield and water use efficiency when compared with the uncovered control. However, no significant differences were observed between the liquid membrane and control during the entire growing season. The biodegradable polymer film could potentially replace polyethylene film during agricultural production in Loess Plateau, China.

 
  
 

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Impact of reduced tillage and crop residue management on soil properties and crop yields in a long-term trial in western Kenya 
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Jeremiah M. Okeyo , Jay Norton , Saidou Koala , Boaz Waswa , Job Kihara and Andre Bationo
pp. 719-729

Conservation tillage practices are necessary to stop the decline in soil fertility and crop productivity under tropical smallholder farming conditions. We assessed the long-term impact of reduced tillage and crop residue retention on soil quality and crop productivity, and our results indicate a positive influence on physical soil properties. However, there is need to maintain higher levels of crop residue to counter the negative effects of reduced tillage to enhance crop productivity.

 
  
 

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Fine root distributions and water consumption of alfalfa grown in layered soils with different layer thicknesses 
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Lidong Ren and Mingbin Huang
pp. 730-738

Available water holding capacity was increased by decreasing the layer thickness in the layered soils. Decreasing layer thickness increased fine root distribution in the finer textured soil layers. Alfalfa water consumption and biomass increased in the layered soils relative to the homogeneous soils.

 
  
 

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Uncertainty in predicting the spatial pattern of soil water temporal stability at the hillslope scale 
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K. Liao , X. Lai , L. Lv and Q. Zhu
pp. 739-748

Knowledge of the spatial pattern of soil water temporal stability is important in hydrological research. This study evaluates the uncertainties in predicted spatial patterns of temporal stability and shows that the uncertainty due to the limited number of sampling points used for interpolation of soil moisture is more important than the uncertainty due to the limited number of sampling days used for calculating temporal stability. Additional sampling sites rather than additional sampling days should be developed to reduce prediction uncertainty.

 
  
 

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The Brigalow Catchment Study: IV. Clearing brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) for cropping or grazing increases peak runoff rate 
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C. M. Thornton and B. Yu
pp. 749-759

In Queensland, Australia, the clearing of large tracts of native vegetation for agriculture has changed the hydrology of the landscape. This study found that clearing brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) increased peak run-off rate by an average of 96% when cleared and cropped and 47% when cleared and grazed. This knowledge can be used to improve hydrological modelling of landscape processes and to assist with catchment management.

 
  
 

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Effects of controlled traffic no-till system on soil chemical properties and crop yield in annual double-cropping area of the North China Plain 
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Caiyun Lu , Hongwen Li , Jin He , Qingjie Wang , Khokan Kumer Sarker , Wenying Li , Zhanyuan Lu , Rabi G. Rasaily , Hui Li and Guangnan Chen
pp. 760-766

Controlled traffic no-till (NTCT) was associated with a substantial improvement in soil organic matter, total N and available P. NTCT treatment decreased the soil bulk density in the deep soil layer (10–30 cm) relative to the conventional tillage (CT) treatment. Maize and wheat yields were significantly higher under NTCT than under CT and random traffic no-till treatments.

 
  
 

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Emission estimation of nitrous oxide (N2O) from a wheat cropping system under varying tillage practices and different levels of nitrogen fertiliser 
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Nirmali Bordoloi , K. K. Baruah and P. Bhattacharyya
pp. 767-776

A two-year field study on N2O emission was conducted in a wheat ecosystem. Nitrogen fertiliser stimulates N2O emission under reduced tillage practice. With increasing nitrogen fertilisation levels, nitrogen use efficiency was found to decrease irrespective of the tillage practices. A 25-% reduction in nitrogen fertiliser reduced N2O emission in conventional tillage practice without sacrificing the wheat grain productivity.

 
  
 

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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.

    SR16132  Accepted 18 September 2016
    Plant litter variability and soil N mobility
    Hongtao Zhong, Carol Smith, Brett Robinson, Young-Nam Kim, Nick Dickinson
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    SR16098  Accepted 06 September 2016
    Reduction of evaporation from bare soil using plastic and gravel mulches, and assessment of gravel mulch for partitioning evapotranspiration under irrigated canola
    Phesheya Dlamini, Leon van Rensburg, Christiaan du Preez
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    SR15347  Accepted 03 September 2016
    Cork oak leaf decomposition in three different land uses within a montado of southern Portugal
    Maria Luisa Arosa, Sofia R. Costa, Helena Freitas
    Abstract


    SR16136  Accepted 30 August 2016
    Impacts of strategic tillage on short-term erosion, nutrient loss in runoff and greenhouse gas emissions
    Alice Melland, Dio Antille, Yash Dang
    Abstract


    SR16123  Accepted 23 August 2016
    Effects of crop rotation on properties of a Vietnam clay soil under rice-based cropping systems
    Linh Tran Ba, Guong Vo Thi, Tran Vo Thi Thu, Khoa Le Van, Dan C Old, Wim Cornelis
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    SR16116  Accepted 10 August 2016
    Nitrification potential in the rhizosphere of Australian native vegetation
    Saikat Chowdhury, Nanthi Bolan, Ramya Thangarajan, Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra, Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Ravi Naidu
    Abstract


    SR16010  Accepted 01 August 2016
    Available carbon and nitrate increase greenhouse gas emissions from soils affected by salinity
    Duy Minh Dang, Bennett Macdonald, Sören Warneke, Ian White
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    SR16011  Accepted 25 July 2016
    The Influence of Soil Composition and Preparation on the Prediction of Particle Size Distribution using Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy and Partial Least-Squares Regression
    Leslie Janik, JOSE SORIANO DISLA, SEAN FORRESTER, Mike McLaughlin
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    SR15305  Accepted 25 July 2016
    Effects of tillage on the soil water retention curve during a fallow period of a semiarid dryland.
    Carolina Peña-Sancho, M. Victoria López, Ricardo Gracia, David Moret-Fernández
    Abstract


    SR15038  Accepted 23 July 2016
    Effect of Land use and topography on spatial variety of soil organic carbon density in a hilly, subtropical catchment of China
    Huanyao Liu, Jiaogen Zhou, Feng Qingyu, Li Yuyuan, Yong Li, Jinshui Wu
    Abstract


    SR16001  Accepted 07 July 2016
    A 2-year field assessment on the effect of slow release of nitrogenous fertilizer on N2O emission from wheat cropping system
    Nirmali Bordoloi, Kushal Baruah
    Abstract


    SR16058  Accepted 06 July 2016
    The composition of organic phosphorus in soils of the Snowy Mountains region of south-eastern Australia
    Ashlea Doolette, Ronald Smernik, Timothy McLaren
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    SR15284  Accepted 22 June 2016
    Multifractal analysis of soil hydraulic properties in arid areas
    Nasrollah Pahlevan, Mohhamad Reza Yazdani, Ali AsgHAR Zolfaghari, M Ghodrati
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    SR16057  Accepted 21 June 2016
    Minerals control phosphorus solubility in long-term cultivated calcareous soils
    Mohsen Jalali, Mahdi Jalali
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    SR16120  Accepted 06 May 2016
    Nitrous Oxide from Soils
    Peter Grace
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    SR15230  Accepted 27 August 2015
    Foreword: Australian Soil and Landscape Grid
    Raphael Viscarra Rossel
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    SR15143  Accepted 13 November 2015
    Mass loss and release of nutrient from empty fruit bunch of oil palm applied as mulch to newly transplanted oil palm
    Rosenani Abu Bakar, Wingkis Rabuni, Poh Meng Cheah, Noraini Jaafar
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1. Published 28 April 2016
Biochemical properties of highly mineralised and infertile soil modified by acacia and spinifex plants in northwest Queensland, Australia

Fang You, Ram C. Dalal and Longbin Huang

2. Published 28 April 2016
Size of subsoil clods affects soil-water availability in sand–clay mixtures

Giacomo Betti, Cameron D. Grant, Robert S. Murray and G. Jock Churchman

3. Published 28 April 2016
Soil microbial biomass carbon and phosphorus as affected by frequent drying–rewetting

Hao Chen, Lu Lai, Xiaorong Zhao, Guitong Li and Qimei Lin

4. Published 11 September 2015
Impact of soil organic matter on soil properties—a review with emphasis on Australian soils

B. W. Murphy

5. Published 27 October 2015
Measuring soil organic carbon: which technique and where to from here?

Timothy J. Johns, Michael J. Angove and Sabine Wilkens

6. Published 2 November 2015
The Australian three-dimensional soil grid: Australia’s contribution to the GlobalSoilMap project

R. A. Viscarra Rossel, C. Chen, M. J. Grundy, R. Searle, D. Clifford and P. H. Campbell

7. Published 2 November 2015
Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia

M. J. Grundy, R. A. Viscarra Rossel, R. D. Searle, P. L. Wilson, C. Chen and L. J. Gregory

8. Published 5 February 2016
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 and Jeff Baldock

9. Published 11 September 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

10. Published 5 February 2016
Procedure to estimate ammonia loss after N fertiliser application to moist soil

Ian R. P. Fillery and Nirav Khimashia

11. Published 11 September 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 and Peter O'Reagain

12. Published 2 November 2015
Predictive mapping of soil organic carbon stocks in South Australia’s agricultural zone

Craig Liddicoat, David Maschmedt, David Clifford, Ross Searle, Tim Herrmann, Lynne M. Macdonald and Jeff Baldock

13. Published 27 October 2015
Management options for water-repellent soils in Australian dryland agriculture

M. M. Roper, S. L. Davies, P. S. Blackwell, D. J. M. Hall, D. M. Bakker, R. Jongepier and P. R. Ward

14. Published 11 September 2015
A space–time observation system for soil organic carbon

S. B. Karunaratne, T. F. A. Bishop, J. S. Lessels, J. A. Baldock and I. O. A. Odeh

15. Published 5 February 2016
Soil-specific calibration of capacitance sensors considering clay content and bulk density

Nargish Parvin and Aurore Degré

16. Published 11 September 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

17. Published 11 September 2015
Pedological concepts to be considered in soil chronosequence studies

Daniela Sauer

18. Published 2 November 2015
Derivation of soil-attribute estimations from legacy soil maps

Nathan P. Odgers, Karen W. Holmes, Ted Griffin and Craig Liddicoat

19. Published 5 February 2016
Texture effects on carbon stabilisation and storage in New Zealand soils containing predominantly 2 : 1 clays

Denis Curtin, Michael H. Beare and Weiwen Qiu

20. Published 22 March 2016
Solutions for soil fertility management to overcome the challenges of the Mediterranean organic agriculture: tomato plant case study

Ivana Cavoski, Ziad Al Chami, Mohammad Jarrar and Donato Mondelli


      
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