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. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-10-01 to 2023-10-01.)
New trends in biochar pyrolysis and modification strategies: feedstock, pyrolysis conditions, sustainability concerns and implications for soil amendment174
Biochar effects on crop yields with and without fertilizer: A meta‐analysis of field studies using separate controls161
A review of green remediation strategies for heavy metal contaminated soil85
Soil salinity: A global threat to sustainable development54
Biochar composites: Emerging trends, field successes and sustainability implications53
Bio‐mediated soil improvement: The way forward44
Soil microbial inoculants for sustainable agriculture: Limitations and opportunities38
Biochar effects on soil chemical properties and mobilization of cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in paddy soil34
Perspectives on validation in digital soil mapping of continuous attributes—A review33
Ameliorative effect of Lantana camara biochar on coal mine spoil and growth of maize (Zea mays)31
Bio‐mediated soil improvement: An introspection into processes, materials, characterization and applications31
Evaluating the effect of biochar on salt leaching and nutrient retention of Yellow River Delta soil30
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 30
Tillage and residue management practices affect soil biological indicators in a rice–wheat cropping system in north‐western India28
Effect of conservation agriculture on soil organic and inorganic carbon sequestration and lability: A study from a rice–wheat cropping system on a calcareous soil of the eastern Indo‐Gangetic Plains28
Organic fertilizer enhances rice growth in severe saline–alkali soil by increasing soil bacterial diversity26
Transport and transformation of microplastics and nanoplastics in the soil environment: A critical review26
The need to prioritize sustainable phosphate‐based fertilizers24
Biochar for sustainable soil management23
Impacts of rainstorms on soil erosion and organic matter for different cover crop systems in the western coast agricultural region of Syria23
Effect of tillage and crop management on runoff, soil erosion and organic carbon loss22
Best management practices for agricultural non‐point source pollution in a small watershed based on the AnnAGNPS model21
Application of mixed straw and biochar meets plant demand of carbon dioxide and increases soil carbon storage in sunken solar greenhouse vegetable production20
Soil health at a crossroad20
Digital mapping of soil texture classes using Random Forest classification algorithm20
Soil organic and inorganic carbon sequestration by consecutive biochar application: Results from a decade field experiment19
Soil amendments for sustainable agriculture: Microbial organic fertilizers19
Soil quality and fertility in sustainable agriculture, with a contribution to the biological classification of agricultural soils18
Deep incorporation of corn straw benefits soil organic carbon and microbial community composition in a black soil of Northeast China17
Soil aggregate stability and aggregate‐associated organic carbon under different land use or land cover types16
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, U16
Use of ammonium sulphate as a sulphur fertilizer: Implications for ammonia volatilization15
Soil carbon improvement under long‐term (36 years) no‐till sorghum production in a sub‐tropical environment15
Enhanced‐efficiency nitrogen fertilizers reduce winter losses of nitrous oxide, but not of ammonia, from no‐till soil in a subtropical agroecosystem15
Effects of cover crops sown in autumn on N and P leaching14
Phosphorus availability and grass growth in biochar‐modified acid soil: A study excluding the effects of soil pH14
Soil organic carbon in cropping sequences with predominance of soya bean in the argentinean humid Pampas14
Evaluating the long‐term effects of tillage systems on soil structural quality using visual assessment and classical methods13
Effects of biochar nanoparticles as a soil amendment on the structure and hydraulic characteristics of a sandy loam soil13
Material flow analysis of plastic in organic waste in Switzerland13
Combined effect of biochar and soil moisture on soil chemical properties and microbial community composition in microplastic‐contaminated agricultural soil13
Soil risk maps – Interpreting soils data for policy makers, agencies and industry13
Digital soil mapping of soil salinity using EM38 and quasi‐3d modelling software (EM4Soil)13
Soil carbon increases with long‐term cattle stocking in northern temperate grasslands13
Impact of natural zeolite on chemical and biochemical properties of vineyard soils13
Carbon addition reduces labile soil phosphorus by increasing microbial biomass phosphorus in intensive agricultural systems13
Different rates of biochar application change 15N retention in soil and 15N utilization by maize13
Comparison of improved shear strength of biotreated sand using different ureolytic strains and sterile conditions12
Sustainable soil management and climate change mitigation12
Effects of phosphogypsum and water treatment residual application on key chemical and biological properties of clay soil and maize yield12
The microbial diversity and structure in peatland forest in Indonesia12
Co‐selection for antibiotic resistance genes is induced in a soil amended with zinc12
Long‐term manure application for crop yield stability and carbon sequestration in subtropical region12
Nitrous oxide dynamics during denitrification along a hydrological gradient of subtropical grasslands12
Digital mapping of soil texture classes for efficient land management in the Piedmont plain of Iran12
Assessing soil P fractions changes with long‐term phosphorus fertilization related to crop yield of soybean and maize11
Soil bacterial community responses to cadmium and lead stabilization during ecological restoration of an abandoned mine11
Variation of intra‐aggregate organic carbon affects aggregate formation and stability during organic manure fertilization in a fluvo‐aquic soil11
Pig manure digestate‐derived biochar for soil management and crop cultivation in heavy metals contaminated soil11
Early plant height: A defining factor for yields of silage maize with contrasting phosphorus supply11
Legacy phosphorus in calcareous soil under 33 years of P fertilizer application: Implications for efficient P management in agriculture11
Field applications of gypsum reduce pH and improve soil C in highly alkaline soils in southern Australia’s dryland cropping region11
Quantifying and simulating carbon and nitrogen mineralization from diverse exogenous organic matters11
Effects of biochar incorporation on soil viable and necromass carbon in the luvisol soil10
Soil carbon change across ten New South Wales farms under different farm management regimes in Australia10
Impacts of farmland size and benefit expectations on the utilization of straw resources: Evidence from crop straw incorporation in China10
Soil quality assessments in integrated crop–livestock–forest systems: A review10
Soil dissolved organic carbon responses to sugarcane straw removal10
Soil quality assessment based on soil organic matter pools under long‐term tillage systems and following tillage conversion in a semi‐humid region10
Soil organic matter storage in temperate lowland arable, grassland and woodland topsoil and subsoil10
Dynamics of zinc under long‐term application of chemical fertilizers and amendments by maize–wheat cropping sequence in Typic Hapludalfs10
Application of biochar and organic fertilizer to saline‐alkali soil in the Yellow River Delta: Effects on soil water, salinity, nutrients, and maize yield10
Expediting climate‐smart soils management10
Soil microstructure alterations induced by land use change for sugarcane expansion in Brazil10
Magnesium slag for remediation of cadmium‐ and arsenic‐contaminated paddy soil: A field study10
Soil fertility and bacterial community composition in a semiarid Mediterranean agricultural soil under long‐term tillage management10
Effect of long‐term balanced and imbalanced inorganic fertilizer and FYM application on chemical fraction of DTPA‐extractable micronutrients and yields under rice–wheat cropping 9
Soil Olsen P response to different phosphorus fertilization strategies in long‐term experiments in NW Italy9
Effects of pyrolysis temperature and feedstock type on biochar characteristics pertinent to soil carbon and soil health: A meta‐analysis9
Soil and geologic formations as antidotes for CO2 sequestration?9
The safe use of compost derived from municipal solid waste depends on its composition and conditions of application9
Nutrient and trace element concentrations influence greenhouse gas emissions from Malaysian tropical peatlands9
Nitrous oxide emissions from cassava fields amended with organic and inorganic fertilizers9
Phosphorus fractions and dynamics as affected by land‐use changes in the Central Mexican highlands8
Trafficking intensity index for soil compaction management in grasslands8
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 organi8
A spectral parameter for the estimation of soil total nitrogen and nitrate nitrogen of winter wheat growth period8
Biochar combined with nitrogen fertilizer affects soil properties and wheat yield in medium‐low‐yield farmland8
Large‐scale detection and quantification of harmful soil compaction in a post‐mining landscape using multi‐configuration electromagnetic induction8
Nitrogen recovery in reclaimed mine soil under different amendment practices in tandem with legume and non‐legume revegetation: A review8
AI‐enhanced soil management and smart farming8
Organic acid regulation of inorganic phosphorus release from Mollisols with different organic matter contents8
Conservation agriculture practice influences soil organic carbon pools in intensive rice‐based systems of the Eastern Indo‐Gangetic Plain8
Is ‘soil health’ meaningful as a scientific concept or as terminology?8
Metal contamination of agricultural soils amended with biosolids (sewage sludge) at a ceramic production area in NE Spain: A 10‐year resampling period7
Functional evaluation of the various calculation methods for precompression stress7
Alleviating Cd translocation and accumulation in soil–rice systems: Combination of foliar spraying of nano‐Si or nano‐Se and soil application of nano‐humus7
The relative impacts of dairy and non‐dairy ruminant sectors on the Olsen‐P status of grassland soils and hence water quality in Northern Ireland7
Soil organic carbon fractions and its association with water‐stable aggregates under different fertilization management practices7
Effect of subsoil tillage during pipeline construction activities on near‐term soil physical properties and crop yields in the right‐of‐way7
Carbon emission flux and storage in the degraded peatlands of the Zoige alpine area in the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau7
Indicators of soil quality and crop productivity assessment at a long‐term experiment site in the lower Indo‐Gangetic plains7
Changes in the carbon concentrations and other soil properties of some Scottish agricultural soils: Evidence from a resampling campaign7
Land‐use change alters the stocks of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in a Haplic Cambisol in the Brazilian semi‐arid region7
Using frost‐sensitive cover crops for timely nitrogen mineralization and soil moisture management7
Long‐term effects of bone char and lignocellulosic biochar‐based soil amendments on phosphorus adsorption–desorption and crop yield in low‐input acidic soils7
Changes in sandy soil hydro‐physical properties as function of biochar and biogas slurry amendments7
Compressive properties and least limiting water range of plough layer and plough pan in sugarcane fields7
The role of women empowerment and labour dependency on adoption of integrated soil fertility management in Malawi7
Does mixed vs separate sheep and cattle grazing reduce soil compaction?7
Effect of fertilization of a biochar and compost amended technosol: Consequence on Ailanthus altissima growth and As‐ and Pb‐specific root sorption7
Changes in soil carbon and nitrogen content, associated with aggregate fractions, after conversion of sandy desert to irrigation farmland, northwest China7
Effects on nitrate leaching of the timing of cattle slurry application to leys7
Carbon dioxide flux and soil carbon stock as affected by crop residue management and soil texture in semi‐arid maize croplands in Tanzania7
Biochar and zeolites did not improve phosphorus uptake or crop productivity in a field trial performed in an irrigated intensive farming system7
Ash and biochar amendment of coarse sandy soil for growing crops under drought conditions7