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Title: Tillage and Crop Stubble Management and Soil Health in a Changing Climate
Contributor(s): Murphy, Brian W (author); Packer, Ian J (author); Cowie, Annette  (author); Singh, Bhupinder Pal  (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20256-8_9
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Abstract: In this chapter, we present a review on the impacts of tillage and crop stubble management on soil health and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Particular emphasis is given to impacts of tillage and stubble management on soil carbon, as enhancement of soil carbon is seen as the basis for improving health of cropping soils while contributing to climate change mitigation. We also address some of the apparently contradictory evidence on the effects of tillage and stubble management on soil carbon levels and GHG emissions, which may result from differences in soil type, climate and tillage/stubble management techniques. We then emphasise the need for a better understanding of the role of conservation farming practices in improving soil carbon stocks, maintaining soil health and reducing soil GHG emissions under diverse climate-crop type combinations, to enhance the contribution of croplands to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Soil Health and Climate Change, p. 181-206
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9783642202551
Field of Research (FOR): 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
070107 Farming Systems Research
070101 Agricultural Land Management
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Soil Biology
Series Number : 29
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