icfar: PD1

LOCATION: Legnaro, Padova, Italy (45.21 N, 11.57 E) -See map
RU: Università degli Studi di PADOVA  - Dipartimento di AGRONOMIA AMBIENTALE E PRODUZIONI VEGETALI 
START-END YEARS: 1962 – on going
CROP TYPE: wheat, maize, soybean, sugarbeet, alfalfa, permanent meadow
FACTORS: crop rotation, mineral fertilisation, organic fertilisation
DATA AVAILABILITY:
DESCRIPTION:

  • 7 crop rotations: six-years (maize, sugarbeet, maize, wheat, alfalfa, alfalfa), four year (sugarbeet,soybean, wheat, maize), two years (wheat, maize), continuous maize, continuous wheat, continuous silage maize, permanent meadow;
  • 2 types of organic fertilisation: crop residue incorporation or crop residue incorporation + 40 t ha-1 year-1 cattle slurry (monocultures, two-year and four-year rotations); 20 t ha-1 year-1 farmyard manure or crop residue incorporation + 40 t ha-1 year-1 cattle slurry (six-year rotation only);
  • 3 levels of mineral fertilization: 0, 70 N + 70 P2O5 + 90 K2O, 140 N + 140 P2O5 + 180 K2O (no N distribution in leguminous crops)
  • 8 further continuous maize treatments:
    Fertilization Residue incorporation Residue removal
    Unfertilised - -
    Organic 120 t ha-1 cattle slurry 60 t ha-1 FMY
    Mineral NPK 300-150-420 NPK 300-150420
    Mixed ½ Org.+½ Min ½ Org.+½ Min

    Split-plot experimental layout; 3 randomized blocks; plots area 46,8 m2 (m 7.8 x 6 ) for a total of 288 plots

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SITE MANAGER CONTACT: Antonio Berti, email: antonio.berti@unipd.it;

RECENT PUBBLICATIONS
Morari F., Lugato E., Berti A., Giardini L., 2006. Long-term effects of recommended management practices on soil carbon changes and sequestration in north-eastern Italy. Soil Use and management, 22:71-81.
Lugato E., Berti A., Giardini L., 2006. Soil organic carbon (SOC) dynamics with and without residue incorporation in relation to different nitrogen fertilisation rates. Geoderma, 135:315-321.
Lugato E; Paustian K; Giardini L. 2007.Modelling soil organic carbon dynamics in two long-term experiments of north-eastern Italy, AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, 2-4:423-432
E. Lugato, A. Berti, 2008. Potential carbon sequestration in a cultivated soil under different climate change scenarios: A modelling approach for evaluating promising management practices in north-east Italy, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 128, 97–103
Lugato E., F. Morari, S. Nardi, A. Berti, L. Giardini. 2009 Relationship between aggregate pore size distribution and organic–humic carbon in contrasting soils. Soil & Tillage Research, 103: 153-157.
Lugato E, Simonetti G, Morari F., Nardi S, Berti A, Giardini L. 2010. Distribution of organic and humic carbon in wet-sieved aggregates of different soils under long-term fertilisation experiment. GEODERMA, 157:80-85
Simonetti G., Francioso O., Nardi S., Berti A., Brugnoli E., Lugato E., Morari F., 2012. Characterization of humic carbon in soil aggregates in a long-term experiment with manure and mineral fertilization. Soil Science Society Of America Journal, 880-890
N. Dal  Ferro, A.  Berti, O. Francioso, E..  Ferrari, G.  Matthews, F.  Morari, 2012. Investigating the effects of wettability and pore size distribution on aggregate stability: the role of soil organic matter and the humic fraction. European Journal Of Soil Science, 63:152-164.


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