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Sustainable soil management

 

Sustainable soil management aims at minimizing threats to soil quality, supporting an efficient use of resources in plant production and limiting the environmental impact.

We focus our research efforts on basic and applied studies of the relationships between soil structure and plant growth as affected by soil management. Individual projects focus on soil structure formation and stabilization, soil resilience, seedbed quality, friability, soil-tillage tool interactions, and site-specific soil management. Additionally, we also have project in which we investigate the effects of soil structure on root growth, biomass production, nitrate leaching, emission of greenhouse gasses and carbon storage.

Our experimental work is carried out in the field as well as in semi-field and laboratory facilities.