Scientific rationale for Soil Carbon Check

Soil is a powerful tool. It stores more than three times the amount of CO2 compared to the air, forests and other vegetation.

Our scientists have done a lot of research over the last few years on the build-up and decomposition of organic matter in the soil. In addition, soil health research is high on our agenda.  They have a large number of publications in highly regarded scientific journals to their credit. Their work forms the foundation of our tests and advice.

Publications

Reijneveld, J.A., Oostrum,  M.J.van, Brolsma, K.M., Fletcher, D., and Oenema,O. 2022 . Empower Innovations in Routine Soil Testing. Agronomy 2022, 12, 191. Download >

Reijneveld, J.A., Knotters, M., Teuling, K., van Tol-Leenders, T.P., Lesschen, J.P., van der Kolk, J.W.H., and Kuikman, P.J. 2021. Het aandeel bodemorganische koolstof (SOC) in bodemorganische stof (SOM), een eerste verkenning. Slim landgebruik, 2021. 28 pp (in Dutch). Download >

Knotters, M., Teuling, K., Reijneveld, J.A., Lesschen, J.P., Kuikman, P,. 2022. Changes in organic matter contents and carbon stocks in Dutch soils, 1998-2018. Elsevier, 2022. Geoderma 414 (2022) 115751. Download >

Lucas, S., Weil, R., 2021. Can permanganate oxidizable carbon predict soil function responses to soil organic matter management? Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2021; 85:1768. Download >

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