Catch crop diversity increases rhizosphere carbon input and soil microbial biomass

Authors

  • Norman Gentsch https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1166-8973
  • Jens Boy
  • Juan Daniel Kennedy Batalla
  • Diana Heuermann
  • Nicolaus von Wirén
  • Dörte Schweneker
  • Ulf Feuerstein
  • Jonas Groß
  • Bernhard Bauer
  • Barbara Reinhold-Hurek
  • Thomas Hurek
  • Fabricio Camacho Céspedes
  • Georg Guggenberger

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-020-01475-8

Keywords:

Catch crops, Cover crops, Agrobiodiversity, 13C pulse labelling, Rhizosphere C-transfer, Soil microbiome

Abstract

Catch crops increase plant species richness in crop rotations, but are most often grown as pure stands. Here, we investigate...

Published

2021-03-10 — Updated on 2021-03-10

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