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Interaction between contrasting rice genotypes and soil physical conditions induced by hydraulic stresses typical of alternate wetting and drying irrigation of soil (2018)
Journal Article
Fang, H., Zhou, H., Norton, G. J., Price, A. H., Raffan, A. C., Mooney, S. J., …Hallett, P. D. (2018). Interaction between contrasting rice genotypes and soil physical conditions induced by hydraulic stresses typical of alternate wetting and drying irrigation of soil. Plant and Soil, 430(1-2), 233-243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-018-3715-5

Background and aims: Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) saves water in paddy rice production but could influence soil physical conditions and root growth. This study investigated the interaction between contrasting rice genotypes, soil structure and... Read More

Bimodal Soil Pore Structure Investigated by a Combined Soil Water Retention Curve and X-Ray Computed Tomography Approach (2017)
Journal Article
Mooney, S. J., Zhou, H., Mooney, S. J., & Peng, X. (2017). Bimodal Soil Pore Structure Investigated by a Combined Soil Water Retention Curve and X-Ray Computed Tomography Approach. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 81(6), 1270. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2016.10.0338

Well-structured soils are generally considered to have bimodal pore structure, including textural pores between soil particles and structural pores between soil aggregates. Bimodal pore structure has previously been inferred indirectly from the soil... Read More

Effects of long-term inorganic and organic fertilizations on the soil micro and macro structures of rice paddies (2015)
Journal Article
Zhou, H., Fang, H., Mooney, S. J., & Peng, X. (2016). Effects of long-term inorganic and organic fertilizations on the soil micro and macro structures of rice paddies. Geoderma, 266, 66-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.12.007

The soil structure of paddy soil is very dynamic from the aggregate to the pedon scale because of intensive anthropogenic management strategies. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that long-term inorganic and organic fertilizations can affect so... Read More