• Reduction of Soil Loss from Sloped Agricultural Field by using Organic Compost
  • Il-Ha Koh1·Hui-Cheon Kang1·Yo Seb Kwon1,2·Chan Yu3·Mun-Ho Jeong4·Won Hyun Ji4,*

  • 1National Environment Lab. (NeLab), Seoul 02841, Korea
    2Department of Energy and Mineral Resources Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Korea
    3Department of Agricultural Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea
    4Institute of Mine Reclamation Technology, Mine Reclamation Corporation, Gangwon-Do 26464, Korea

  • 유기퇴비를 이용한 급경사 농경지 토양유실 저감
  • 고일하1·강희천1·권요셉1,2·유 찬3·정문호4·지원현4,*

  • 1환경기술정책연구원 (NeLab)
    2세종대학교 에너지자원공학과
    3경상대학교 지역환경기반공학과
    4한국광해관리공단 기술연구소


The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of organic compost for reducing soil loss in 25% sloped farm land. For the study, laboratory and field experiment were performed. After nine weeks monitoring in pot test, hardness of the amended soil with organic compost (1%~3%, w/w) showed two times higher than the control soil. Furthermore, soil loss of that was decreased by 95% under rainfall simulation test. From the result of laboratory experiment, organic compost with 2% (w/w) was applied for field experimental plot. After six month from April to September, the amount of soil loss became 67% of the initial, and the growth of natural vegetation was not hampered. Therefore, organic compost can be used as amendment materials to reduce soil loss in sloped farmland.

Keywords: Soil loss, Sloped farmland, Organic compost, Rainfall simulation, Field experimental plot

This Article

  • 2020; 25(4): 48-57

    Published on Dec 31, 2020

  • 10.7857/JSGE.2020.25.4.048
  • Received on Sep 17, 2020
  • Revised on Oct 12, 2020
  • Accepted on Dec 2, 2020

Correspondence to

  • Won Hyun Ji
  • Institute of Mine Reclamation Technology, Mine Reclamation Corporation, Gangwon-Do 26464, Korea

  • E-mail: greenidea@mireco.or.kr