Life+ Project “Helpsoil”: Promoting Conservative Agricultural Techniques

Vincenzo Tabaglio, Mauro Grandi, S Brenna, M Acutis, S Bregaglio, M. Fumagalli

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) is crucial in maintaining soil functions and its productivity potential. Soils show a high sink potential for carbon sequestration, because SOC is responsive to modification through agricultural land use. On the Po Plain (northern Italy) the soils intensively managed declined their organic matter content over the past decades. Nevertheless, cropland soils could have a potential capacity to re-gain a large amount of C (Brenna et al., 2010). To support the dissemination of conservation practices in the North Italy, a Life+ project named “HelpSoil” (LIFE12 ENV/IT/000578) has started in 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts, 13th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy - Debrecen
Duration: 25 Aug 201429 Aug 2014


Conference13th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy


  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Project Life+ Helpsoil
  • Soil organic carbon
  • carbon sequestration


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