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Assessment and modelling of soil losses due to root and tuber harvesting (SLRTH)

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Title Assessment and modelling of soil losses due to root and tuber harvesting (SLRTH)
Period 10 / 2001 - 12 / 2006
Status Completed
Research number OND1288896
Data Supplier Website ICG

Abstract

[Context]: On arable land, soil losses caused by root and tuber harvesting can be significant. Yet, this process is rarely considered when assessing soil erosion rates. Preliminary results from field measurements indicate that this process is far from negligible on cropland and that it can be even in particular conditions the dominant soil degradation process. [Aim]: This project seeks to quantify the magnitude of SLRTH and its controlling factors in a range of environments throughout Europe. [Methods]: Field measurements, statistical analysis, modelling.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. G. Govers
Project leader Prof.dr. J. Poesen
Project leader Dr. G. Verstraeten
Doctoral/PhD student Lic. G. Ruyschaert

Classification

A13000 Soil
A21000 Agriculture and horticulture
D15300 Geophysics

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