Influence of tillage, residue management, and crop rotation on soil microbial biomass and catabolic diversity

Abstract

This article examines the impact of no till systems in a 12 year trial in the central highlands of Mexico, specifically focusing on effects on microbial biomass and catabolic diversity in rainfed smallholder agricultural systems. A significant finding of the study is that zero till without residue retention is an unsustainable production practice.

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Keywords
Small-scale farming, Conservation agriculture, Rainfed agriculture, Conservation tillage, Tillage, Crop rotations, Residue management, Microbial biomass, Central Mexico, Catabolic diversity, Field Scale
Citation
Applied Soil Ecology 37(1-2): 18-30