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Todorovic, GR; Stemmer, M; Tatzber, M; Katzlberger, C; Spiegel, H; Zehetner, F; Gerzabek, MH.
(2010): Soil-carbon turnover under different crop management: Evaluation of RothC-model predictions under Pannonian climate conditions
J PLANT NUTR SOIL SCI. 2010; 173(5): 662-670. FullText FullText_BOKU

Despite the importance of soil organic matter (SOM), very few long-term data concerning soil organic-C dynamics are available for calibrating and evaluating C models. The long-term C-14-turnover field experiment, established in 1967 in Fuchsenbigl, Lower Austria, offers the unique opportunity to follow the fate of labeled C under different crop-management systems (bare fallow, spring wheat, crop rotation) over a period of more than 35 y. Compared with the crop-rotation and spring wheat treatments, the decline of total organic C was largest in the bare-fallow treatments, because no significant C input has occurred since 1967. Nonetheless, the decline was not as fast as predicted with the original RothC-26.3-model decomposition rate constants. In this work, we therefore calibrated the Roth-C-26.3 model for the Pannonian climatic region based on the field-experiment results. The main adjustment was in the decomposition rate constant for the humified soil C pool (HUM), which was set to 0.009 instead of 0.02 y(-1) as determined in the original Rothamsted field trial. This resulted in a higher HUM pool in the calibrated model because of a longer turnover period (111 vs. 50 y) The modeled output based on the calibrated model fitted better to measured values than output obtained with the original Roth-C26.3-model parameters. Additionally, the original decomposition rate constant for resistant plant material (RPM) was changed from 0.3 to 0.6 y(-1) to describe the decomposition of C-14-labeled straw more accurately Application of the calibrated model (modified HUM decomposition rate) to simulate removal of crop residues showed that this can entail a long-term decline of SOM. However, these impacts are strongly dependent on the crop types and on environmental conditions at a given location
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Gerzabek Martin
Rampazzo Todorovic Gorana
Tatzber Michael
Zehetner Franz

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