Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloHigh-resolution morphologic characterization of conservation agriculture
Anno di pubblicazione2019
Autore/iTarolli, P. Cavalli, M. Masin, R.
Affiliazioni autoriDepartment of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova, Agripolis, Viale dell'Universit? 16, Legnaro, PD 35020, Italy; CNR IRPI, Corso Stati Uniti 4, Padova, 35127, Italy; Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment, University of Padova, Agripolis, Viale dell'Universit? 16, Legnaro, PD 35020, Italy
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  • inglese
AbstractIn the last decade, conservation agriculture (CA) has received particular attention from both governmental and non-governmental organizations. CA aims to achieve sustainable agricultural production. The principles of CA include minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover derived from crop residues or cover crops, and crop rotations that benefit soil and water conservation. Agricultural practices influence the micro-topography and modify the surface roughness, altering several important processes such as infiltration, water storage depression, and soil water erosion. In this work, we explore the effectiveness of high-resolution topography in characterizing no-tillage (NT) versus conventional tillage (T) surface morphology in order to better understand the hydro-geomorphic processes associated with these crop systems. High-resolution (2 cm) Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), derived using the Structure from Motion (SfM) photogrammetric technique, were processed for six plots (3 cultivated with NT, 3 with T) in a clay loam soil. The study area is located in northeast Italy. Several morphometric terrain parameters (e.g., connectivity, curvature and relative elevation attribute), were computed for each plot. The analysis provided challenging insights: compared to T, surfaces in the NT plots were rougher, had more pronounced slopes and curvatures, sediments with a widespread connection to the plot boundaries, had more irregular flow paths, and had a higher water storage potential due to surface concavities. This can be translated into a surface morphology that can significantly affect surface runoff, sediment transport, and the off-site movement of agricultural chemicals. ? 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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RivistaCatena (Cremling.)
Attiva dal 1973
Editore: Elsevier Science - Cremlingen
Paese di pubblicazione: Paesi Bassi
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0341-8162
Titolo chiave: Catena (Cremling.)
Titolo proprio: Catena. (Cremling.)
Titolo abbreviato: Catena (Cremling.)
Titoli alternativi:
  • Catena (Amsterdam) (Cremling.)
  • Catena (Giessen) (Cremling.)
Numero volume della rivista172
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-85053879570)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000449136800075)
Parole chiaveConservation agriculture, DEM, Digital terrain analysis, Surface roughness, Tillage
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Strutture CNR
  • IRPI — Istituto di ricerca per la protezione idrogeologica
Moduli/Attività/Sottoprogetti CNR
  • DTA.AD003.027.001 : Geomorfometria e dinamiche del sedimento nei bacini montani
Progetti Europei-
Tarolli P. et al, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.08.026. (documento privato )
Descrizione: Tarolli et al. 2019
Tipo documento: application/pdf