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German Soil Inventory Agriculture

The German Soil Inventory Agriculture is a monitoring program of the Thünen Institute and serves as a uniform inventory of agriculturally used soils in Germany with regard to their carbon stocks down to a depth of 1 meter.

Within the framework of Soil3, the sites of the German Soil Inventory Agriculture are used to record subsoil properties (including nutrient and water contents, rooting) under different soil, climate and tillage conditions. The resulting information on resources in the subsoil of German arable soils as well as their accessibility for crops is used to upscale our findings from the Central Field Experiments and the old melioration sites, i.e. it is used in scenario modeling and finally in the socio-economic assessment.

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