Taxonomic and environmental implication of pedotechnique in large scale farming

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Abstract

Human activities that involve deep modifications of the soils and a substantial deterioration of their features are numerous and very diverse. Such activities are considered as pedotechniques and, in large-scale farming, are used only under the boost of significant economic returns. In these last decades, the pedotechniques used to tailor soils suitable for table vine cultivation in the Acate valley (Sicily, Italy), not only led to objective difficulties in the classification of these deeply transformed soils but also, to several environmental hazards. In this work after considering the pedotechniques used in tailoring suitable soil for table vine cultivation, we propose to introduce Anthrosols as a new taxonomic soil Order in Soil Taxonomy stressing that a correct soil classification of these deeply modified soils allow for a correct understanding of their features and of the environmental hazards that their management could originate.

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Dazzi, C., & Lo Papa, G. (2016). Taxonomic and environmental implication of pedotechnique in large scale farming. International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 4(2), 137–141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iswcr.2016.01.001

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