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Role of Carbon-Enriched Soil Amendments to Improve Soil Properties


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1 Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (J&K), India
2 Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (J&K), Oman
     

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Role of soil carbon (C): Organic carbon is an important resource which is required to be managed and sustained in the soil for an efficient ecosystem functioning, and different SOC fractions depend on the agro technical managements. Soil carbon (C) is an important indicator of soil health and an integral part of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil. Loss of soil carbon can lead to soil degradation and loss of productivity. Soil carbon is lost from the soil through erosion, residue removal, intensive tillage, and land-use changes. Carbon-enriched soil amendments, including animal manure, bio-solids, municipal compost, and biochar, among others, can restore soil productivity.
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Authors

Vikas Abrol
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (J&K), India
Peeyush Sharma
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (J&K), India
Vikas Sharma
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (J&K), India
Shubham Chaddha
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (J&K), Oman
Mehakdeep Kaur Sudan
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu (J&K), India

Abstract


Role of soil carbon (C): Organic carbon is an important resource which is required to be managed and sustained in the soil for an efficient ecosystem functioning, and different SOC fractions depend on the agro technical managements. Soil carbon (C) is an important indicator of soil health and an integral part of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil. Loss of soil carbon can lead to soil degradation and loss of productivity. Soil carbon is lost from the soil through erosion, residue removal, intensive tillage, and land-use changes. Carbon-enriched soil amendments, including animal manure, bio-solids, municipal compost, and biochar, among others, can restore soil productivity.