Bioindicators for evaluating farm management effects on soil quality in agroecosystems in Santa Clara, Cuba

01 August 2014 → 30 September 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Horticultural production
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
disease suppressiveness soil quality sustainability mesofauna soil structure
Project description

In this research soil quality in varying agro-ecosystems wil be assessed mainly through soil physical (soil structure) and biological (mainly mesofauna) properties. The impact of varying types of agricultural management on soil quality will be linked with differences in soil functions (yields, N mineralization, disease suppressiveness) to improve the sustainability of Cuban agriculture and to increase food security.