The Development and Utilization of Saline–Alkali Land in Western Jilin Province Promoted the Sequestration of Organic Carbon Fractions in Soil Aggregates

Yunke Qu, Jie Tang, Zihao Zhou, Ben Liu, Yucong Duan, Jingjing Wang, Sining Wang, Yuefen Li, Zhaoyang Li
2021 Agronomy  
Soil samples from T (0~20 cm) and S (20~40 cm) layers of four saline–alkali rice fields (R5, R15, R20, and R35) with different reclamation years were selected to study the distribution of soil aggregates and the contents of readily oxidizable organic carbon (ROC), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), microbial biomass carbon (MBC), potentially mineralizable carbon (PMC), and soil organic carbon (SOC). The effects of large macroaggregate (>2 mm, LMA), small macroaggregate (0.25 to 2 mm, SMA), and
more » ... oaggregate (<0.25 mm, MA) particle size, soil layer, and soil physicochemical properties on SOC fractions were also analyzed. The results showed that the LMA size in saline–alkali paddy fields were easily decomposed and was unstable due to the influence of the external environment. With the increase in reclamation years, the proportion of LMA in the S layer decreased gradually. The ROC, DOC, MBC and TOC contents of aggregates in the T and S layers gradually increased with the increase in reclamation years, and SOC fractions contents of aggregates in different grain sizes were SMA > LMA > MA. An effective way to increase carbon sink and improve the ecological environment in western Jilin Province is to change the soil environment by planting rice in saline–alkali land.
doi:10.3390/agronomy11122563 fatcat:3az6spf335dfzj2nsarh6m7sea