ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 59 Number 2
Research Papers
Soil structure stability and the organic system in heavy montmorillonite clays
J.F. Turenne
The results of analyses from the experiment Station at Sainte-Anne, Martinique, F.W.I., on Vertisols, emphasize the importance of nitrogen compounds in the formation of humic substances and in the development of a stable structure under an alternate sorghum cultivation. The carbon-nitrogen interaction suggests the existence of a characteristic organization of the organic system. Such organization can be used for a better efficiency of farming systems.
Keywords: Clay soils; Soil structure; Organic matter; Montmorillonite