Maize crop residues crucial for carbon in the soil
The root biomass of maize contributes - relatively speaking - twice or even three times as much to the build-up of stable soil organic matter in the soil as the above-ground crop residues (maize straw) do.
Central reseach question/goal
In CLIMASOMA we investigate what the existing scientific literature can teach us about the role of soil management on hydrological and biological soil functions and the resilience of crop production to climate change within specific pedo-climatic contexts.
Climate adaptation through soil and crop management: synthesis and the way forward
Precision Crop Farming (PCF) Precision Crop Farming (PCF) focuses on technology that enables farmers to grow crops more efficiently and eco-friendly, while taking the variability of the soil, crop and climate into account. The data processing algorithms and models offer support during the decision making process and to create ‘task maps’.