Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 15, 1933–1946, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1933–1946, 2018

Research article 03 Apr 2018

Research article | 03 Apr 2018

Straw incorporation increases crop yield and soil organic carbon sequestration but varies under different natural conditions and farming practices in China: a system analysis

Xiao Han et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Feb 2018) by Yakov Kuzyakov
AR by XIAO HAN on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Mar 2018) by Yakov Kuzyakov
Short summary
Straw incorporation increases soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks and crop yields in experimental trials across China, regardless of the climate or land use. This conclusion is based on a wide range of soils and climate conditions and suggests that farmers across the world may use this simple management tool to increase their outputs by improving the quality of their outputs by improving the quality of their soil, while mitigating climate change.
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