Soil Use and Management

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Edited By: Michael J Goss and Deputy Editors Amarilis de Varennes and Fiona Nicholson

Impact Factor: 1.823

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/34 (Soil Science)

Online ISSN: 1475-2743

Associated Title(s): European Journal of Soil Science

Just Published Articles

  1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
    Soil acidification and the importance of liming agricultural soils with particular reference to the United Kingdom

    K. W. T. Goulding

    Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/sum.12270

  2. Spatial distribution and risk assessment of heavy metals in the farmland along mineral product transportation routes in Zhejiang, China

    W. Yan, D. Liu, D. Peng, Q. Mahmood, T. Chen, Y. Wang, S. Li and J. Chen

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/sum.12268

  3. Effects of cover crop growth and decomposition on the distribution of aggregate size fractions and soil microbial carbon dynamics (pages 192–199)

    D. Linsler, M. Kaiser, R. Andruschkewitsch, C. Piegholdt and B. Ludwig

    Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/sum.12267

  4. Plastic mulching increased soil CO2 concentration and emissions from an oasis cotton field in Central Asia (pages 230–239)

    Y. Yu, C. Zhao, K. Stahr, X. Zhao and H. Jia

    Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/sum.12266

  5. A method-centric ‘User Manual’ for the mitigation of diffuse water pollution from agriculture (pages 162–171)

    S. P. Cuttle, J. P. Newell-Price, D. Harris, D. R. Chadwick, M. A. Shepherd, S. G. A. Anthony, C. J. A. Macleod, P. M. Haygarth and B. J. Chambers

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/sum.12242



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Special Issue: Soil System Science for Sustainability and Policy

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This special supplement to Soil Use and Management contains a collection of papers based upon a series of review projects commissioned in 2009–2010 by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), principally to provide a key scientific evidence base to support strategic policy development in the context of ensuring the sustainability of soils, and which embody many of the other listed features.

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