Relation between Edafoclimatic Conditions and Decomposition Rate of Poplar Leaves on Short Rotation Conditions

A. Moyano, R. Barro, J.E. Carrasco, H. Sixto & P. Ciria
The goal of this study is to evaluate the decomposition of poplar leaves in the field, cultivated on short rotation conditions under two different edafoclimatic conditions. The experiment was scheduled to have a duration of three years and was conducted in a plantation of poplars (Populus spp) in high density (33300 tree/ha) with drip irrigation in two different Spanish regions: Soria and Madrid. This work presents the preliminary results, which are corresponded with the initial...