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An economic, perception and biophysical approach to the use of oat straw as mulch in Mediterranean rainfed agriculture land

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An economic, perception and biophysical approach to the use of oat straw as mulch in Mediterranean rainfed agriculture land

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dc.contributor.author Cerda, Artemi es_ES
dc.contributor.author Rodrigo Comino, Jesus es_ES
dc.contributor.author Giménez Morera, Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Keesstra, Saskia es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-09T03:31:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-09T03:31:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0925-8574 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/149640
dc.description.abstract [EN] Soil erosion is a key cause of land degradation in agriculture lands; and it is a worldwide threat that must be solved by means of nature-based strategies to be able to achieve sustainability. The use of mulches can be a solution, but there is a lack of information on long-term effects of the use of straw. Furthermore, little is known about the perception of farmers and the economic cost on the implantation of straw as a conservation measure. Eight paired plots were selected in Sierra de Enguera on an agriculture field to determine the effect of straw cover on soil erosion. Four plots were tilled three times per year (Control) and four plots were not ploughed and 0.125 kg m(-2) y(-1) of oat straw cover was applied yearly (Straw). The plots were established in 2002, and runoff and sediment was continuously collected after each rainfall event from 2004 till 2014 when the two managements were applied. The results show an immediate effect of the straw mulches as in these plots the runoff (from 7.7 till 5.9%) and soil erosion (from 47 till 26 Mg ha(-1) y(-1)) was reduced already in the first year. The combined effect of the use of straw yearly and the no-tillage strategy resulted in a reduction of the sediment yield, and 11 years later soil erosion rates were two orders of magnitude lower than in the control plot. However, the perception of the farmers on the use of straw is very negative and they claim that subsidies need to be implemented, as the cost of straw mulch is 1.9 times more expensive than traditional tillage. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This paper is part of the results of research projects GL2008-02879/BTE, LEDDRA 243857 and RECARE-FP7 (ENV.2013.6.2-4, http://recare-project.eu). es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/GL2008-02879/BTE es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Ecological Engineering es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Straw mulch es_ES
dc.subject No-tillage es_ES
dc.subject Soil erosion es_ES
dc.subject Runoff es_ES
dc.subject Perception es_ES
dc.subject Cost es_ES
dc.subject.classification COMERCIALIZACION E INVESTIGACION DE MERCADOS es_ES
dc.title An economic, perception and biophysical approach to the use of oat straw as mulch in Mediterranean rainfed agriculture land es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.08.028 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/243857/EU/Land and Ecosystem Degradation and Desertification: Assessing the Fit of Responses/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/603498/EU/Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Economía y Ciencias Sociales - Departament d'Economia i Ciències Socials es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Cerda, A.; Rodrigo Comino, J.; Giménez Morera, A.; Keesstra, S. (2017). An economic, perception and biophysical approach to the use of oat straw as mulch in Mediterranean rainfed agriculture land. Ecological Engineering. 108(A):162-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.08.028 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.08.028 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 162 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 171 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 108 es_ES
dc.description.issue A es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\342027 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación es_ES


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