Review and Progress

Subsoiling Treatment on Soil Permeability and Its Impact on the Growth of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea atatas)  

Yuan Liu1 , Yi Chen2
1 Institute of Life Science, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhuji, 311800, China
2 Modern Agricultural Research Center, Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, Zhuji, 311800, China
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2024.14.0001
Received: 11 Nov., 2023    Accepted: 20 Dec., 2023    Published: 01 Jan., 2024
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Liu Y., and Chen Y., 2024, Subsoiling treatment on soil permeability and its impact on the growth of sweet potato (Ipomoea atatas), International Journal of Horticulture, 14(1): 1-10 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2024.14.0001)


Subsoiling treatment is a crucial soil management practice that profoundly influences soil physical properties, especially soil permeability. This review aims to explore the impact of subsoiling treatment on soil permeability and sweet potato growth. It provides a comprehensive overview of subsoiling treatment methods, including mechanical, biological, and chemical approaches, emphasizing the pivotal role of soil permeability in field water management and crop growth. Furthermore, it delves into how subsoiling treatment enhances soil infiltration rates and water-holding capacity, creating favorable conditions for root growth and efficient water utilization by plants. The results highlight a significant improvement in soil permeability due to subsoiling treatment, reducing the risks of waterlogging and root water stress, thereby fostering an optimal growth environment for sweet potatoes. Moreover, subsoiling treatment positively impacts sweet potato yield, quality, and stress resilience. This review underscores the critical significance of subsoiling treatment as a soil management tool to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability. Future research should delve deeper into the mechanisms of subsoiling treatment and explore best practices under varying soil and climatic conditions to support sustainable agriculture.

Subsoiling treatment; Soil permeability; Sweet potato; Soil management; Agricultural production
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