soil cover


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ground cover

1. Low planting, often maintenance-free, used in masses.
2. A thin plastic sheet, or the like, spread over the ground in a crawl space to minimize moisture penetration.
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It is important to use new technologies and methods to improve conventional management of soil cover, thereby increasing soil productivity and quality.
Besides the direct influence of soil cover on an ecosystem and on its plant cover, a clearly visible feedback of plant cover and soil fauna on soil properties exists.
Under the environmental conditions of the irrigation perimeter of Marco, Ceara State, Brazil, characterized by sandy poor soils, the fertilization with micronutrients both as soil dressing at planting and as foliar application during the vegetative growth of 'Vitoria' pineapple plants was essential to increase fruit weight and diameter under the two conditions of soil cover studied: with bagana and black plastic.
The inverse exponential relationship between soil production and depth may be thought of as a humped model with the peak in weathering occurring under zero soil cover. Support comes from two main sources which form the backbone of papers by Heimsath et al.
Conversely, increased PPF as was reflected from the yellow and white soil covers was less effective in inducing the accumulation of leaf terpenes than was a high FR/R ratio.
Besides modern water storage tanks and catchment systems, rainwater harvesting agriculture consists of the following components: terraces, plastic soil covers, conservation irrigation techniques, improved plant varieties, and intercropping.
soil cover was prepared using soil routinely used by Empire Sanitary Landfill.
Depending on the ecological conditions, each soil type has a specific character of SOC flow (input => sequestration and throughput => output) throughout the soil cover (Korchens et al.
Its use is also being tested in the performance of cement composites used in civil construction (BELTRAMI, 2014), and as a vegetable fiber, it can also be studied regarding its use as soil cover.
During harvest, Mutegi picks only the pods in green grams and the seed heads in sorghum and millet while the crop residue is left to act as soil cover.
Therefore, the use of soil cover crops is necessary for an efficient NTS, since they protect the soil from erosion, participate in the cycling of nutrients, add C and N to the soil, and improve soil aggregation (Santos et al.
The diversity of soil taxa in the soil cover composition (pedodiversity) and the distribution pattern of soils in landscape depend on the diversity of soil parent materials or geodiversity, landscape topography and the climatic conditions of the region (Ibanez et al.