Soil Use and Management

(The TQCC of Soil Use and Management is 7. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
A review of green remediation strategies for heavy metal contaminated soil129
Soil salinity: A global threat to sustainable development105
Soil microbial inoculants for sustainable agriculture: Limitations and opportunities91
Biochar composites: Emerging trends, field successes and sustainability implications77
Perspectives on validation in digital soil mapping of continuous attributes—A review48
Soil amendments for sustainable agriculture: Microbial organic fertilizers46
Bio‐mediated soil improvement: An introspection into processes, materials, characterization and applications46
Enhancing phosphorus availability, soil organic carbon, maize productivity and farm profitability through biochar and organic–inorganic fertilizers in an irrigated maize agroecosystem under semi‐arid 43
Organic fertilizer enhances rice growth in severe saline–alkali soil by increasing soil bacterial diversity39
Digital mapping of soil texture classes using Random Forest classification algorithm38
Transport and transformation of microplastics and nanoplastics in the soil environment: A critical review37
Evaluating the effect of biochar on salt leaching and nutrient retention of Yellow River Delta soil36
Ameliorative effect of Lantana camara biochar on coal mine spoil and growth of maize (Zea mays)34
Impacts of rainstorms on soil erosion and organic matter for different cover crop systems in the western coast agricultural region of Syria34
Soil organic and inorganic carbon sequestration by consecutive biochar application: Results from a decade field experiment30
Effects of pyrolysis temperature and feedstock type on biochar characteristics pertinent to soil carbon and soil health: A meta‐analysis28
Biochar for sustainable soil management27
Deep incorporation of corn straw benefits soil organic carbon and microbial community composition in a black soil of Northeast China27
Soil quality and fertility in sustainable agriculture, with a contribution to the biological classification of agricultural soils26
Combined effect of biochar and soil moisture on soil chemical properties and microbial community composition in microplastic‐contaminated agricultural soil26
Soil health at a crossroad24
Application of biochar and organic fertilizer to saline‐alkali soil in the Yellow River Delta: Effects on soil water, salinity, nutrients, and maize yield23
Soil greenhouse gas emissions, organic carbon and crop yield following pinewood biochar and biochar–manure applications at eroded and depositional landscape positions: A field trial in South Dakota, U23
Use of ammonium sulphate as a sulphur fertilizer: Implications for ammonia volatilization22
Effects of biochar nanoparticles as a soil amendment on the structure and hydraulic characteristics of a sandy loam soil21
Comparison of improved shear strength of biotreated sand using different ureolytic strains and sterile conditions21
Soil quality assessments in integrated crop–livestock–forest systems: A review20
Field applications of gypsum reduce pH and improve soil C in highly alkaline soils in southern Australia’s dryland cropping region19
Expediting climate‐smart soils management18
Soil organic matter storage in temperate lowland arable, grassland and woodland topsoil and subsoil18
Digital mapping of soil texture classes for efficient land management in the Piedmont plain of Iran18
Different rates of biochar application change 15N retention in soil and 15N utilization by maize18
Effect of LDPE microplastics on chemical properties and microbial communities in soil18
Impact of natural zeolite on chemical and biochemical properties of vineyard soils18
Material flow analysis of plastic in organic waste in Switzerland18
AI‐enhanced soil management and smart farming17
Quantifying and simulating carbon and nitrogen mineralization from diverse exogenous organic matters17
Effects of biochar incorporation on soil viable and necromass carbon in the luvisol soil17
Digital soil mapping of soil salinity using EM38 and quasi‐3d modelling software (EM4Soil)17
Effect of conservation tillage on crop yield and soil organic carbon in Northeast China: A meta‐analysis17
Organic acid regulation of inorganic phosphorus release from Mollisols with different organic matter contents16
Legacy phosphorus in calcareous soil under 33 years of P fertilizer application: Implications for efficient P management in agriculture16
Soil carbon improvement under long‐term (36 years) no‐till sorghum production in a sub‐tropical environment16
Impacts of farmland size and benefit expectations on the utilization of straw resources: Evidence from crop straw incorporation in China16
Magnesium slag for remediation of cadmium‐ and arsenic‐contaminated paddy soil: A field study16
Sustainable soil management and climate change mitigation15
Soil bacterial community responses to cadmium and lead stabilization during ecological restoration of an abandoned mine15
Soil dissolved organic carbon responses to sugarcane straw removal15
Variation of intra‐aggregate organic carbon affects aggregate formation and stability during organic manure fertilization in a fluvo‐aquic soil15
Pig manure digestate‐derived biochar for soil management and crop cultivation in heavy metals contaminated soil15
The safe use of compost derived from municipal solid waste depends on its composition and conditions of application14
Comparison of soil properties in urban and non‐urban grasslands in Budapest area14
Long‐term manure application for crop yield stability and carbon sequestration in subtropical region14
Nitrogen recovery in reclaimed mine soil under different amendment practices in tandem with legume and non‐legume revegetation: A review14
Early plant height: A defining factor for yields of silage maize with contrasting phosphorus supply13
Organic residues and their impact on soil health, crop production and sustainable agriculture: A review including bibliographic analysis13
Nanoplastic–plant interaction and implications for soil health13
Aging of colloidal contaminants and pathogens in the soil environment: Implications for nanoplastic and COVID‐19 risk mitigation13
Nitrous oxide dynamics during denitrification along a hydrological gradient of subtropical grasslands13
Digital mapping of soil carbon sequestration potential with enhanced vegetation cover over New South Wales, Australia12
Land‐use change alters the stocks of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in a Haplic Cambisol in the Brazilian semi‐arid region12
Sustainable soil management for food security12
Alleviating Cd translocation and accumulation in soil–rice systems: Combination of foliar spraying of nano‐Si or nano‐Se and soil application of nano‐humus12
Large‐scale detection and quantification of harmful soil compaction in a post‐mining landscape using multi‐configuration electromagnetic induction12
Nutrient and trace element concentrations influence greenhouse gas emissions from Malaysian tropical peatlands12
Long‐term rice–crayfish farming aggravates soil gleying and induced changes of soil iron morphology12
Grassland rehabilitation significantly increases soil carbon stocks by reducing net soil CO2 emissions12
Soil fertility and bacterial community composition in a semiarid Mediterranean agricultural soil under long‐term tillage management12
Long‐term effects of bone char and lignocellulosic biochar‐based soil amendments on phosphorus adsorption–desorption and crop yield in low‐input acidic soils11
Evaluating the merits of climate smart technologies under smallholder agriculture in Malawi11
Ash and biochar amendment of coarse sandy soil for growing crops under drought conditions11
Effect of 46 years' application of fertilizers, FYM and lime on physical, chemical and biological properties of soil under maize–wheat system in an acid Alfisol of northwest Himalayas11
Carbon emission flux and storage in the degraded peatlands of the Zoige alpine area in the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau11
Biochar combined with nitrogen fertilizer affects soil properties and wheat yield in medium‐low‐yield farmland11
Soil Olsen P response to different phosphorus fertilization strategies in long‐term experiments in NW Italy11
Indicators of soil quality and crop productivity assessment at a long‐term experiment site in the lower Indo‐Gangetic plains11
Effect of fertilization of a biochar and compost amended technosol: Consequence on Ailanthus altissima growth and As‐ and Pb‐specific root sorption10
Nutrient balances in smallholder farms in northern Ethiopia10
Complementary resource use in intercropped faba bean and cabbage by increased root growth and nitrogen use in organic production10
Cover crop effects on soil structure and early sugar beet growth10
Changes in soil carbon and nitrogen content, associated with aggregate fractions, after conversion of sandy desert to irrigation farmland, northwest China10
Biochar and zeolites did not improve phosphorus uptake or crop productivity in a field trial performed in an irrigated intensive farming system10
Nitrous oxide emissions from cassava fields amended with organic and inorganic fertilizers10
The role of women empowerment and labour dependency on adoption of integrated soil fertility management in Malawi10
Effects of biochar on bacterial genetic diversity in soil contaminated with cadmium10
Using frost‐sensitive cover crops for timely nitrogen mineralization and soil moisture management10
Carbon dioxide flux and soil carbon stock as affected by crop residue management and soil texture in semi‐arid maize croplands in Tanzania10
Delineation of nutrient management zones for precise fertilizer management in wheat crop using geo‐statistical techniques10
Optimizing fen peatland water‐table depth for romaine lettuce growth to reduce peat wastage under future climate warming9
Is ‘soil health’ meaningful as a scientific concept or as terminology?9
Silvopastoral systems improve carbon stocks at livestock ranches in Tabasco, Mexico9
Biochar addition mitigates nitrogen loss induced by straw incorporation and nitrogen fertilizer application9
Nutrient dynamics from surface‐applied organic matter amendments on no‐till orchard soil9
Effects of integrating grass‐clover leys with livestock into arable crop rotations on soil carbon stocks and particulate and mineral‐associated soil organic matter fractions in conventional and organi9
An assessment of potential pesticide transmission, considering the combined impact of soil texture and pesticide properties: A meta‐analysis9
Chemical composition of cover crops and soil organic matter pools in no‐tillage systems in the Cerrado9
Conservation agriculture practice influences soil organic carbon pools in intensive rice‐based systems of the Eastern Indo‐Gangetic Plain9
Changes in sandy soil hydro‐physical properties as function of biochar and biogas slurry amendments9
Effect of subsoil tillage during pipeline construction activities on near‐term soil physical properties and crop yields in the right‐of‐way9
Poorly crystalline iron and aluminium oxides contribute to the carbon saturation and sorption of dissolved organic carbon in the soil9
Soil organic carbon fractions and its association with water‐stable aggregates under different fertilization management practices9
Developing scoring functions for soil quality to assess land suitability for irrigated wheat in Southern Algeria8
Determining Mehlich‐3 and DTPA extractable soil zinc optimum economic threshold for maize8
No significant influence of biochar and manure application on nitrogen fate and sequestration by tomato and garlic crops: A field experiment in California, USA8
A spectral parameter for the estimation of soil total nitrogen and nitrate nitrogen of winter wheat growth period8
Sequential effects of spent coffee grounds on soil physical properties8
Does mixed vs separate sheep and cattle grazing reduce soil compaction?8
A simple soil organic carbon level metric beyond the organic carbon‐to‐clay ratio8
New hybrid evolutionary models for spatial prediction of soil properties in Kurdistan8
Annual greenhouse gas emissions from sheepfolds and cattle sheds8
Soil organic carbon content and soil structure quality of clayey cropland soils: A large‐scale study in the Swiss Jura region8
The relative impacts of dairy and non‐dairy ruminant sectors on the Olsen‐P status of grassland soils and hence water quality in Northern Ireland8
Understanding the effect of an agroforestry system with high litter input on topsoil permeability8
Compressive properties and least limiting water range of plough layer and plough pan in sugarcane fields8
Cadmium accumulation in rice and its bioavailability in paddy soil with application of silicon fertilizer under different water management regimes8
Metal contamination of agricultural soils amended with biosolids (sewage sludge) at a ceramic production area in NE Spain: A 10‐year resampling period8
Effects of polymer materials on the transformation and utilization of soil nitrogen and yield of wheat under drip irrigation7
Vertical distribution of fertilizer nitrogen from surface water flooding of a silt loam and clay soil used for rice production7
Soil microbiome biomass, activity, composition and CO2 emissions in a long‐term organic and conventional farming systems7
Impact of different chloride salts and their concentrations on nitrification and trace gas emissions from a sandy soil under a controlled environment7
Effects of intercropping and drought on soil aggregation and associated organic carbon and nitrogen7
Essential oil bearing aromatic plants: Their potential for sequestering carbon in marginal soils of India7
Spatial variability of surface peat properties and carbon emissions in a tropical peatland oil palm monoculture during a dry season7
A model ensemble approach to determine the humus building efficiency of organic amendments in incubation experiments7
Diurnal and seasonal variations on soil CO2 fluxes in tropical silvopastoral systems7
Infield optimized route planning in harvesting operations for risk of soil compaction reduction7
Soil organic carbon allocation and dynamics under perennial energy crops and their feedbacks with soil microbial biomass and activity7
The economics of liming in arable crop rotations: analysis of the 35‐year Rothamsted and Woburn liming experiments7
Sewage sludge biochar increases nitrogen fertilizer recovery: Evidence from a 15N tracer field study7
Mapping soil pH levels across Europe: An analysis of LUCAS topsoil data using random forest kriging (RFK)7
Evaluation of organic carbon stocks in mineral and organic soils in Lithuania7