volume 64, issue 1, P83-99 2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0103-90162007000100013
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Abstract: ABSTRACT: The intensive land use invariably has several negative effects on the environment and crop production if conservative practices are not adopted. Reduction in soil organic matter (SOM) quantity means gas emission (mainly CO 2 , CH 4 , N 2 O) to the atmosphere and increased global warming. Soil sustainability is also affected, since remaining SOM quality changes. Alterations can be verified, for example, by soil desegregation and changes in structure. The consequences are erosion, reduction in nutrien…

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