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Journal:   JOURNAL OF WATER AND SOIL CONSERVATION (JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES)   2010 , Volume 17 , Number 4; Page(s) 125 To 139.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF VEGETATION COVER AND THE TYPE OF LAND USE ON THE SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS IN LOESS DERIVED SOILS IN AGH-SU AREA (GOLESTAN PROVINCE)

 
 
Author(s):  SHAMSI MAHMOUDABADI S.*, KHORMALI F., GHORBANI NASRABADI R., PAHLAVANI M.H.
 
* DEPT. OF SOIL SCIENCE, GORGAN UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES
 
Abstract: 

The effect of land use type on soil functioning within an ecosystem can be assessed and monitored using soil quality attributes. Such studies, which are carried out to create a balance between the biological production and the maintenance and improvement of land resource quality, provide a framework for land degradation control and also for identification of sustainable management. In order to study the effects of different land uses on soil quality indicators, a loess hillslope was selected in eastern Golestan Province, Agh-Su area. Four profiles in four land uses including pasture; Quercuse natural forest; Cupressus artificial forest and a cultivated land, were dug and studied. Important physical, chemical and biological soil quality indicators such as bulk density, mean weight diameter, organic carbon, cation exchange capacity, available P, biomass carbon and microbial respiration were compared in land uses. Description of soil profiles in study area revealed that Quercuse natural forest soils were classified as Calcic Argixerolls, cultivated soils as Typic Calcixerepts and pasture and Cuprecuse soils as Typic Calcixerolls. The results revealed that cultivation has led to decrease of studied soil quality. Organic matter, CEC and MWD in the forest and pasture area were significantly higher than that of cultivated land use. The mean weighted diameter of aggregates varied between 2.36 mm in Quercuse natural forest and 0.54 mm in cultivated land use. This investigation showed the efficiency of soil quality studies for the evaluation of present conditions of soil in agricultural and natural ecosystems.

 
Keyword(s): SOIL QUALITY, LAND USE, PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
 
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SHAMSI MAHMOUDABADI, S., & KHORMALI, F., & GHORBANI NASRABADI, R., & PAHLAVANI, M. (2010). EFFECT OF VEGETATION COVER AND THE TYPE OF LAND USE ON THE SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS IN LOESS DERIVED SOILS IN AGH-SU AREA (GOLESTAN PROVINCE). JOURNAL OF WATER AND SOIL CONSERVATION (JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES), 17(4), 125-139. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=217411



Vancouver: Copy

SHAMSI MAHMOUDABADI S., KHORMALI F., GHORBANI NASRABADI R., PAHLAVANI M.H.. EFFECT OF VEGETATION COVER AND THE TYPE OF LAND USE ON THE SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS IN LOESS DERIVED SOILS IN AGH-SU AREA (GOLESTAN PROVINCE). JOURNAL OF WATER AND SOIL CONSERVATION (JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES). 2010 [cited 2021October22];17(4):125-139. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=217411



IEEE: Copy

SHAMSI MAHMOUDABADI, S., KHORMALI, F., GHORBANI NASRABADI, R., PAHLAVANI, M., 2010. EFFECT OF VEGETATION COVER AND THE TYPE OF LAND USE ON THE SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS IN LOESS DERIVED SOILS IN AGH-SU AREA (GOLESTAN PROVINCE). JOURNAL OF WATER AND SOIL CONSERVATION (JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES), [online] 17(4), pp.125-139. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=217411.



 
 
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