Soil management has great potential to affect soil respiration. In this study, we investigated the effects of organic versus conventional soil management on soil respiration. We measured the main soil physical-chemical properties from conventional and organic managed soil in Ecuador. Soil respiration was determined using alkaline absorption according to Witkamp. Soil properties such as organic matter, nitrogen, and humidity, were comparable between conventional and organic soils in the present study, and in a further analysis there was no statically significant correlation with soil respiration. Therefore, even though organic farmers tend to apply more organic material to their fields, but this did not result in a significantly higher CO2 production in their soils in the present study.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comparación de la gestión del suelo orgánica versus convencional en la respiración del suelo|
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Conventional soil management
- Organic soil management
- Soil respiration