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Title: How does a cotton production system change the soil biology?
Contributor(s): Gupta, Vadakattu (author); Knox, Oliver  (author)orcid ; Bissett, Andrew (author)
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: The role of soil biota in providing ecosystem functions for crop productivity and maintaining our soil and water resources is well recognised in the Australian cotton industry. Crop management practices such as crop rotation, tillage, crop residue retention, fertiliser and agrochemical application have been shown to influence soil biological communities with potential impact on biological functions. This is important because our soil microorganisms along with the fauna, as captured in the eukaryotic analysis, mediate carbon and nutrient cycles and play a critical role in disease suppression, degradation of agrochemicals and the maintenance of overall plant health and soil structure.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Australian Cottongrower, 37(5), p. 46-49
Publisher: Greenmount Press
Place of Publication: Toowoomba, Australia
ISSN: 1034-3539
Field of Research (FOR): 050303 Soil Biology
060504 Microbial Ecology
050206 Environmental Monitoring
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960904 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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