Under pasture, there has been an increase in the number of sites not meeting topsoil
bulk density and organic carbon targets.
You can make new garden beds quickly with no digging or tilling by using bags of topsoil
as shown here.
Because vegetative matter will decompose over time, ground covers such as sod should be removed separately and either disposed of, composted, or stockpiled separately from topsoil
for use in noncritical areas.
Sparling G, Dragten R, Aislabie J, Fraser R (1998) Atrazine mineralisation in New Zealand topsoils
and subsoils: influence of edaphic factors and numbers of atrazine-degrading microbes.
An often used method to evaluate the effects of topsoil
loss on productivity is the artificial removal or 'scalping' of surface soil.
You see villages that used to be inhabited but no longer are because the topsoil
has washed away.
However these values of C stock in the topsoils
(0-30cm) under SFT were lower than the corresponding value (95 Mg/ha) reported by Anikwe (2010) for a soil of finer texture than the present ones, and also occurring in a slightly more humid location in south-eastern Nigeria.
There was no obvious topsoil
accumulation on the footslope or toeslopes at the base of the field.
For both soils, the depths of topsoil
removal reduced the epipedon thickness of ca.
Additional high-resolution analyses of particle populations in the size range 250-2 [micro]m of the ND, TL, MG, and RB topsoils
were conducted using a Coulter Multisizer (McTainsh at al.
Instead of "dumping" the food waste, cutlery and garbage bags at the local landfills, the project will use Biocorp products to recycle everything through local compost facilities to produce new, clean topsoil
for area uses.
The lack of effect on topsoils
may be due to the high organic matter content of topsoils