Variability of Soil Properties in Eroded Agricultural Landscape

Agnieszka Jolanta Wysocka-Czubaszek , Sławomir Roj-Rojewski


Erosion strongly influences soil properties and affects the intra-field variation of nutrients not only in steep young morainic landscapes but also on gentle slopes of old-glacial landscapes. The aim of the study was the evaluation of changes in plant-available nutrient contents in the complex old-glacial eroded landscape of the Bielska Plain in the north-eastern part of Poland. The soil samples were collected from soil profiles located along the transect beginning on the flat summit of the kame hummock extending through south-facing convex slope, the toeslope and footslope and further through the north-facing uniform slope. The content of plant-available forms of phosphorus (Pdl) and potassium (Kdl) and mineral forms of nitrogen (NH4-N and NO3-N) were determined in every soil profile. Soils located in various landscape positions were characterized with different fertility. In soil located on the toeslope the content of NO3-N, Pdl and Kdl was high, while soil located on the summit was rich in NH4-N and poor in plant-available forms of K and P. The erosional distribution of plant-available N, P and K enhances the variation of nutrient content within one field and contributes to high variability of crops
Author Agnieszka Jolanta Wysocka-Czubaszek (FCEE / DAEEM)
Agnieszka Jolanta Wysocka-Czubaszek,,
- Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Environmental Management
, Sławomir Roj-Rojewski (FCEE / DAEEM)
Sławomir Roj-Rojewski,,
- Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Environmental Management
Journal seriesJournal of Ecological Engineering, ISSN 2299-8993, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishProtection and reclamation of soils, Environmental protection of rural areas
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 14-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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