Fluxes of organic matter in harvested biomass and crop residues of energy crops: effects on soil organic matter

Bart Vandecasteele, Hilde Muylle, Maarten Schrama, Alex De Vliegher, Joost Baert

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    Abstract

    C fluxes in crops typical for bioenergy production are compared with conventional crop rotations. We provide indications of soil-crop balances for C and N within each studied system. For the three crops compared in this paper we found a high input of C into the soil by willow SRC and Miscanthus.
    Standing biomass for willow SRC at the end of the 3 year coppice cycle was almost as large as the soil C pool in the upper 30 cm. Yearly C input by leaf fall was higher for Miscanthus x giganteus (2160 kg C/ha) than for willow SRC (1785 kg C/ha).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRAMIRAN 2013: Book of Abstracts : Recycling of Organic Residues in Agriculture: From Waste Management to Ecosystem Services
    Number of pages1
    Publication date3-Jun-2013
    Pages1-4
    Article numberS1.03
    Publication statusPublished - 3-Jun-2013
    Event15th RAMIRAN International Conference - Recycling of Organic Residues for Agriculture: from Waste Management to Ecosystem Services - Versailles, Versailles, France
    Duration: 3-Jun-20135-Jun-2013
    http://www.ramiran.net/

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