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TOP-30 papers in the TOP-10 journals of the SOIL SCIENCES category (VII): SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH

Soil & Tillage ResearchInterested in the most relevant soil articles of 2015? In this short series of posts I’ve compiled a list of the 30 most cited articles of the top ten journals in the category of SOIL SCIENCES. Today: SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH.

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Anaya, C.A., Huber-Sannwald, E. Long-term soil organic carbon and nitrogen dynamics after conversion of tropical forest to traditional sugarcane agriculture in East Mexico. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 147, pp. 20-29. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.11.003.

Askari, M.S., Cui, J., O’Rourke, S.M., Holden, N.M. Evaluation of soil structural quality using VIS-NIR spectra. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PA), pp. 108-117. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.03.006.

Barbosa, G.M.D.C., Oliveira, J.F.D., Miyazawa, M., Ruiz, D.B., Filho, J.T. Aggregation and clay dispersion of an oxisol treated with swine and poultry manures. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PB), pp. 279-285. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.09.022.

Bottinelli, N., Jouquet, P., Capowiez, Y., Podwojewski, P., Grimaldi, M., Peng, X. Why is the influence of soil macrofauna on soil structure only considered by soil ecologists?. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PA), pp. 118-124. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.01.007.

Castellini, M., Giglio, L., Niedda, M., Palumbo, A.D., Ventrella, D. Impact of biochar addition on the physical and hydraulic properties of a clay soil. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 154, pp. 1-13. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.06.016.

Congreves, K.A., Hayes, A., Verhallen, E.A., Van Eerd, L.L. Long-term impact of tillage and crop rotation on soil health at four temperate agroecosystems. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 152, pp. 17-28. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.03.012.

Dang, Y.P., Moody, P.W., Bell, M.J., Seymour, N.P., Dalal, R.C., Freebairn, D.M., Walker, S.R. Strategic tillage in no-till farming systems in Australia’s northern grains-growing regions: II. Implications for agronomy, soil and environment. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 152, pp. 115-123. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.12.013.

Dang, Y.P., Seymour, N.P., Walker, S.R., Bell, M.J., Freebairn, D.M. Strategic tillage in no-till farming systems in Australia’s northern grains-growing regions: I. Drivers and implementation. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 152, pp. 104-114. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.03.009.

Gómez-Paccard, C., Hontoria, C., Mariscal-Sancho, I., Pérez, J., León, P., González, P., Espejo, R. Soil-water relationships in the upper soil layer in a mediterranean palexerult as affected by no-tillage under excess water conditions – influence on crop yield. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PB), pp. 303-312. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.09.012.

Gong, L., Ran, Q., He, G., Tiyip, T. A soil quality assessment under different land use types in Keriya river basin, Southern Xinjiang, China. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PB), pp. 223-229. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.11.001.

Guan, D., Zhang, Y., Al-Kaisi, M.M., Wang, Q., Zhang, M., Li, Z. Tillage practices effect on root distribution and water use efficiency of winter wheat under rain-fed condition in the North China Plain. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PB), pp. 286-295. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.09.016.

Hu, F., Xu, C., Li, H., Li, S., Yu, Z., Li, Y., He, X. Particles interaction forces and their effects on soil aggregates breakdown. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 147, pp. 1-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.11.006.

Hu, X., Li, Z.-C., Li, X.-Y., Liu, Y. Influence of shrub encroachment on CT-measured soil macropore characteristics in the Inner Mongolia grassland of northern China. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 150, pp. 1-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.12.019.

Jiang, X., Li, X.G. Assessing the effects of plastic film fully mulched ridge-furrow on rainwater distribution in soil using dye tracer and simulated rainfall. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 152, pp. 67-73. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.04.002.

Li, C., Lei, J., Zhao, Y., Xu, X., Li, S. Effect of saline water irrigation on soil development and plant growth in the Taklimakan Desert Highway shelterbelt. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PA), pp. 99-107. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.03.013.

Li, S., Jiang, X., Wang, X., Wright, A.L. Tillage effects on soil nitrification and the dynamic changes in nitrifying microorganisms in a subtropical rice-based ecosystem: A long-term field study. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 150, pp. 132-138. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.02.005.

Li, X., Kang, Y., Wan, S., Chen, X., Chu, L. Reclamation of very heavy coastal saline soil using drip-irrigation with saline water on salt-sensitive plants. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PB), pp. 159-173. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.10.005.

Ngo-Mbogba, M., Yemefack, M., Nyeck, B. Assessing soil quality under different land cover types within shifting agriculture in South Cameroon. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 150, pp. 124-131. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.01.007.

Nunes, M.R., Denardin, J.E., Pauletto, E.A., Faganello, A., Pinto, L.F.S. Mitigation of clayey soil compaction managed under no-tillage. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 148, pp. 119-126. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.12.007

Peng, X., Yan, X., Zhou, H., Zhang, Y.Z., Sun, H. Assessing the contributions of sesquioxides and soil organic matter to aggregation in an Ultisol under long-term fertilization. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PA), pp. 89-98. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.04.003.

Thierfelder, C., Matemba-Mutasa, R., Rusinamhodzi, L. Yield response of maize (Zea mays L.) to conservation agriculture cropping system in Southern Africa. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PB), pp. 230-242. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.10.015.

Tim Chamen, W.C., Moxey, A.P., Towers, W., Balana, B., Hallett, P.D. Mitigating arable soil compaction: A review and analysis of available cost and benefit data. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PA), pp. 10-25. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.09.011.

Villamil, M.B., Little, J., Nafziger, E.D. Corn residue, tillage, and nitrogen rate effects on soil properties. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 151, pp. 61-66. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.03.005.

Wang, Y., Zhang, J.H., Zhang, Z.H. Influences of intensive tillage on water-stable aggregate distribution on a steep hillslope. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 151, pp. 82-92. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.03.003.

Wiesmeier, M., Lützow, M.V., Spörlein, P., Geuß, U., Hangen, E., Reischl, A., Schilling, B., Kögel-Knabner, I. Land use effects on organic carbon storage in soils of Bavaria: The importance of soil types. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PB), pp. 296-302. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.10.003.

Yang, J., Gao, W., Ren, S. Long-term effects of combined application of chemical nitrogen with organic materials on crop yields, soil organic carbon and total nitrogen in fluvo-aquic soil. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 151, pp. 67-74. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.03.008.

Zhang, S., Li, Q., Lü, Y., Sun, X., Jia, S., Zhang, X., Liang, W. Conservation tillage positively influences the microflora and microfauna in the black soil of Northeast China. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 149, pp. 46-52. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2015.01.001.

Zheng, L., Wu, W., Wei, Y., Hu, K. Effects of straw return and regional factors on spatio-temporal variability of soil organic matter in a high-yielding area of northern China. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 145, . DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.08.003.

Zhu, X., Zhu, B. Diversity and abundance of soil fauna as influenced by long-term fertilization in cropland of purple soil, China. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 146 (PA), pp. 39-46. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.07.004.

Zribi, W., Aragüés, R., Medina, E., Faci, J.M. Efficiency of inorganic and organic mulching materials for soil evaporation control. 2015. Soil and Tillage Research, 148, pp. 40-45. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2014.12.003.

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Antonio Jordán is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Seville and coordinator of the MED Soil Research Group. Antonio’s research focusses on rainfall-induced soil erosion processes, the effects of wildfires on soil properties and soil degradation in Mediterranean areas. He is an active members of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which coordinates the scientific programme on soil sciences.